Enter the maze

Cooking up computer style

Lots of fish on a wooden dock

Using clever computer vision techniques it’s now possible for your ingredients to tell you how they should be cooked in a kitchen. The system uses cameras and projectors to first recognise the ingredients on the chopping board, for example the size, shape and species of fish you are using. Then the system projects a cutting line on the fish to show you how to prepare it, and a speech bubble telling you how long it should be cooked for and suggesting ways it can be served. In the future these cooking support systems could take some of the strain from mealtimes. At least it will help to make us all better cooks, and perhaps with an added pinch of artificial intelligence we can all become more like Jamie Oliver.