On Episode 31 of Microsoft Unboxed, Sonia and Colleen take a trip to Sweden to visit Mackmyra Whisky Village to learn about the process of whisky making from Mackmyra’s Master Blender and “Chief Nose Officer,” Angela D’Orazio. Angela is the first master blender to use artificial intelligence to blend whisky, and she shares details about the distillation process and her career journey. She started out as a brand ambassador, joining Mackmyra as a whisky consultant, and then being promoted to Master Blender after serving as head of development.
Then, Angela gives Colleen and Sonia a tour of the Mackmyra Whisky Village grounds. To wrap things up, Angela shares with Colleen and Sonia about the process of creating the world’s first AI whisky and how her expertise guided the testing of the AI whisky blends. Finally, Angela offers her advice to young women looking to explore similar career paths, and the three of them close the episode out with a “skol” to the AI whisky.
Microsoft Unboxed is a weekly YouTube series from Microsoft, hosted by Sonia Dara and Colleen O’Brien. We’ll look at Microsoft’s latest technology, and the people and stories behind the tech. Tune in every Thursday at 9AM PT for new episodes. Watch Episode 31 of Microsoft Unboxed here.