Maybe a chatbot can teach me a few things
I get the info trawl capacity but jeez this particular bot thing has all the style and charm of someone who has done a PhD in the history of music and cannot resist unloading their brain on you - a pedant. With a real pedant (I know one or two) at least there's the chance of a decent impassioned argument complete with a few choice personal stingers and said pedant storming out of the house calling you "an ignoramus" or worse because you questioned something they said. Its English, Ted, but somehow not as we know it.
Lots of passive voice, and every passage has a very instructional tone. None of it was interesting in the least. Reciting a lot of facts. Maybe there’s a chance still that I can make it through the next four years before I retire 🤣
AI - regurgitating stuff mined from the internet whoop!
We’ll always need original human thinkers... or it’ll be original until AI thought hi-jacks the ideas then disseminates throughout the human verse.
AI - another way to create and substantiate group think. Finally humanity all agrees on truth - another celebratory moment.
Taking AI opinion formation at all seriously is hilarious. Because of the potential risk of influence it probably isn’t anything to laugh about at all.
I seems like a useful, if rudimentary tool. I noticed it didn't do anecdotes. For example; when David Byrne was asked why he wore a big suit his answer was, "It makes my head look small", which is the sort of answer musicians give when faced with daft questions. It is the kind of answer which is grounded in reality and stimulates the curiosity rather than satisfy it.
The part that worries me is that when asked for relaxing music recommendations (or just what it’s listening to) what it does is try to come up with the “most correct answer”, which defaults to arguably some of the biggest and most well known artists in the genre.
If (when) we start getting most of our recommendations from AI (which we already do, in a sense) the only way for it actually promote newer artists is if it’s programmed with specific biases to do so, but I’m not convinced the main players will be incentivized to do that.
Not looking forward to a scenario where newer artists will have to pay for “A.I. algorithmic inclusion”, but It seems like that’s where we are headed. Sincerely hope I’m wrong.
Ted. What did you learn? What did AI learn?
Rabbit holes of superficiality. No feeling, no insight, no wisdom earned from experience.
Nothing two- way about this conversation
No enthusiasm, no spirit,
It’s a downer
I wonder why Bill Haley and his Comets are largely forgotten now, apart from with jive-dance contestants. His records 1954/6 are such swinging fun, and a reminder of how confident and fun-loving Americans were at that time. Louis Jordan too.
What happens when you ask it to cite its sources?
somehow i think we'll be fine.
Lots of good, solid, information without a hint of humanism. Interesting indeed.
Oof. AI is a non-sexy know-it-all--every guy I spent years avoiding.
Fabulous! I wonder how obscure it can get, for example "explain the difference between the punk rock genres 'Oi', 'Anarcho' and 'Positive'"
I realize that music history should be taught by an unbiased historian, but expecting any human being to have as little taste as AI is mighty presumptuous.
I couldn't get it to express a preference between Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, but it did know enough to say Frank Sinatra was more influential than Bob Eberle. So I guess jazz critics aren't quite obsolete yet.
Brilliant, very enertaining. I was guessing Mr Chatbot might mention your good self... ☺️
This is a very sophisticated regurgitation of web content. It occurred to me that over time more of the source material will be AI generated and that AI will begin to ingest its own regurgitation with nothing in place to differentiate between human and AI-generated content. Will this create drift? A beast unleashed with no one having more than an educated guess of its effect.