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IBM develops “electronic language” for tasting liquids



Electronic languagesoperate as devices that can only analyze materials by contacting them. From testing water quality to whether an expensive wine is counterfeit, many things can be detected using electronic languages. However, there is also a problem here. Because there are two different types of electronic languages; portable and specialized only for specific materials or fixed and versatile electronic languages.

Now, however, IBM researchers have announced that they have developed a new electronic language with a considerable function, making it easier to instantly identify a number of liquids. Hypertaste, the electronic language developed by the IBM team, looks like a coaster with a slit on one side. This rift allows the device to hold on to the glass. After this adhesion, Hypertaste can detect the presence of combinations of molecules in the liquid with a series of electrochemical sensors in the submerged section.



When the sensors are then examined together, they create a fingerprint effect for the fluids. Once Hypertaste has this fingerprint, it transmits it to a mobile device that sends it to a cloud server. Here, artificial intelligence compares this fingerprint with the fingerprints of known fluids and sends the nearest match back to the mobile device.

According to IBM’s blog post, the entire process of electronic language, which goes from diving into the water to matching, takes less than a minute, and the device can automatically identify any liquid added to the fingerprint database. Here’s also a video of how Hypertaste works.



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