Many high tech Japanese rice cookers now use fuzzy logic technology to cook superior rice. This is a computing apporach that does not use traditional Boolean logic but instead uses degrees of truth. Dr. Lotfi Zadeh of the University of California at Berkeley was a champion of this way of thinking.
In practice, it means that rice cookers can think and operate more like human beings. This helps them to make great tasting rice each time they are used. As an example, if not enough water is added, the water will boil off more quickly, therefore the rice cooker will start to overheat. In this case, the fuzzy logic of the rice cooker would make it switch over, more early than it should, to the keep warm setting. In this way, it prevents the rice from burning.
There are a number of different models with this technology on the market today. An advanced Zojirushi rice cooker is the number one choice for many people. They are seen as the market leader in Japan.
Since rice cookers are now exploiting this fuzzy logic technology, they are now able to cook all kinds of rice easily. Users can select harder or softer rice, depending upon their own particular preference. Additionally, most models also have a rice porridge setting. This can be used for rice as well as other grains. Today, advanced rice cookers all people to enjoy the benefits in a practical way, of advanced mathematical models.