Pushing the boundaries of gastronomy : How AI can generate a dialogue with chefs?

A Dialogue between Erica Kato Marcus and François Chartier, on how to push the boundaries of gastronomy with AI.

A deep dive in the development of Sony AI Recipe creation app idea based on François Chartier’s aromatic science of “Molecular Harmonies”, and on ingredient matching multiple possibilities linked to knowledge, cultural background and technology.

Adaptation to the new reality imposed by the global pandemic: resulting in the creation of the “Chef Serie Interviews project”, to capture the fragile moment of creativity and adaptation (with technology) in which the creators were immersed.


Jun 14 2022


12h00 - 12h30


Collision & Co-Creation,
Entertainment Showcase


  • Erica Kato Marcus
    Erica Kato Marcus
    Strategy & Partnership Director

    Erica has a broad range of experience working across various units at Sony. She started her career in Corporate and Executive Communications at Sony’s global headquarters in Tokyo. She then moved on to managing a global team of product managers to develop apps and services while at Sony Mobile in Sweden for Xperia smartphones and at Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation business in the United States. Upon moving back to Tokyo, she jumped at the opportunity to form Sony AI, to create a completely new organization with a strong mission from scratch. Erica grew up in Japan and earned her BS degree from Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts and MBA from IMD Business School in Switzerland.

  • François Chartier
    François Chartier
    President and Co-founder

    Creator of the aromatic science of molecular harmonies
    SONY AI Gastronomy advisor
    Best Sommelier in the World (Sopexa Grand Prix 1994)
    Best Cookbook in the World, twice, in 2010 in Paris and 2016 in China
    elBulli consultant