Coca-Cola reveals a Taste of the Future Co-Created with AI, Yours to Explore!

By: | September 18th, 2023

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It’s important for Coca-Cola to maintain the enthusiasm for its century-old signature product – Coke, among its customers, especially younger ones. Coca-Cola has released limited-edition mystery drinks with futuristic concepts and undisclosed flavors to appeal to younger consumers.

In recent years, health-conscious consumers shunning sugary drinks have made it challenging for soda brands.

But the most recent addition to the lineup, Coca-Cola Y3000, perfectly matches the criteria to connect with a younger audience and revitalize the brand.

Coca-Cola Y3000 is the first-ever soda drink created by artificial intelligence (AI)

Coca-Cola Y3000 is crafted to primarily resemble Coke but with a unique twist. In order to create this distinctive flavor and design its packaging, Coca-Cola harnessed the power of artificial intelligence (AI).

The Coca-Cola Company reports that researchers collected data on people’s future visions, including colors, flavors, and other elements. This data was then integrated with AI-generated insights to define the flavor profile of the beverage.

For the product’s packaging, which seems to evoke a Y2K vibe with playful bubbles, pink and blue hues, and a pixelated logo, Coca-Cola utilized AI-generated images to craft a mood board for creative inspiration. Y3000 Can proudly acknowledge its AI involvement, prominently stating, “Co-created with AI.”

Y3000, available in both zero and full sugar versions in the United States and Canada, will be available for a limited time, with a price point similar to regular Coke. Customers can access the Creations site by scanning a QR code on the Y3000 packaging, allowing them to explore a vision of the future set 977 years ahead.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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