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Christian Palmaz says temperature-tweaking AI saved at least $10 million of wine during October's Napa Valley fire

December 06, 2017

Felix is the nickname for the Fermentation Intelligence Logic Control System (Filcs), software Palmaz engineered to analyze and, eventually, help micromanage the vineyard's 36 winemaking tanks. Using technology developed by the petroleum industry, Felix gathers data 10 times a second from temperature and density sensors in the tanks and uses an extensively tested algorithm to adjust settings to maintain equilibriu