Re: future of music essays


Subject: Re: future of music essays
From: Eliot Handelman (eliot@generation.net)
Date: Tue Apr 19 2005 - 03:45:37 EDT


I wrote:

>Progress is inexorable anyway (unforseen
>
>
>breakthroughs will occur),
>
perhaps I wasn't being clear that I was spoofing a position. Of course I
personally
believe that the grand age of AI does depend on a breakthrough that
hasn't yet
occurred and which may never occur. I don't need to manually parse B's
essay to
show the ways in which he positions himself and "us" in some sort of
apprenticeship
to an undisclosed sorcerer, who, presumably, is an industry bound to
succeed. In my
view there is no such industry, and therefore also no point about
ruminating about the ethics
of something that may never exist. What counts, to my mind, at present,
is the development of
relevant musical and cognitive theory in a computable and testable
framework.

-- eliot



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