What happens when university students use a machine to compete against a panel of wine experts in predicting the price level, region and quality for a number of wines?
Chemie.DE News-Center reports they came quite close to the experts’ judgment, especially when predicting region and quality level for wine at lower prices. Both the panel and the wine analysers had problems when predicting the price of the more expensive wines, but the expert’s ability to judge the finer points of the wines allowed them to get closer to the actual price.
However, the students and their machine easily won when it came to delivering speedy results.
I’m not sure that a beer tasting contraption could do as well.