Re: future of music essays


Subject: Re: future of music essays
From: Richard Wentk (richard@skydancer.com)
Date: Tue Apr 19 2005 - 20:08:06 EDT


At 09:01 20/04/2005, you wrote:

>Is this not a bit like saying that we don't like Bugs Bunny because he's
>not a real person?

No, because Bugs is drawn and animated by humans specifically to mimic and
evoke human responses. They imbue him with character and personality. The
personality isn't created algorithmically.

>If the characterization is good we empathize all the same, and I don't see
>why the same won't be true for AI.

Because for AI to create a decent characterisation it will need to be able
to model a superset of human character in an intelligent and creative way.

If AIs ever become able to do that, lift muzak will be the least of our
worries.

Richard



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