François Chartier

President of Selections Chartier, Créateur d’harmonies / Author of Taste Buds and Molecules


Consultant for some of the greatest chefs in the world, including Ferran Adria of the famous elBulli restaurant and Andoni Aduriz of Mugaritz restaurant, Francois Chartier is regarded internationally as one of the pioneering researchers in terms of recipe creation and wine and food harmonies. Robert Parker says he is "Pure genius!", while Ferran Adria qualify him as "the number one expert on flavors". Since winning the prestigious Best Sommelier in the World award in 1994 (Grand Prix Sopexa, Paris), Francois never ceased renewing himself and relentlessly pursuing his research. He published the first results of his research in *Molecular harmonies and sommelerie* - discipline he created in 2002 - in his ground braking book Taste Buds and Molecules. The book was awarded Best Innovative CookBook in the World, at the 2010 Gourmand World CookBook Awards in Paris. 


Augmenting Creativity: AI x Music, AIxRoboticsxGastronomy


"Will AI augment human creativity ?" We will have a discussion on this theme by introducing Sony's challenges on Music and Gastronomy. In the "AI x MUSIC" session, you will hear how "FlowMachines" - an AI assisted music composing system will augmente creativity, both from musician and engineer/reseearcher's point of view. Through the "AI x GASTRONOMY" session, chef and engineer/researcher will discuss from their point of view how "AI x Robotics" will augmente creativity in gastronomy field. Join us for first-hand insight into how AI and Robotics will augmente human ability rather than replacing them, and delivers brand new values through examples.




1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Shin-Marunouchi Building, Room 901


April 23, 2019 at 09:30AM - 11:30AM