Giving My Bones to the Western LandsI probably spend too much time on searching for artists and bands. The same goes for curating playlists and making cd compilations. It takes a lot of time, but that's the whole idea. If you're not particular interested in music or just lazy, maybe the Spotify AI DJ is what you been waiting for. Through the extensive data collection you willingly and happily handed out, Spotify knows you and your music taste so well that it can choose what to play. The aim according to them is "to deliver the right piece of music for that exact moment in time, and maybe even connect you with your next favorite artist in the process". Commentary about songs and artists are presented by an artificial voice in an effort to humanize algorithms. As David, the fictional android character featured in the film Prometheus so elegantly put it: "I was designed like this because you are more comfortable interacting with your own kind." The artificial voice doesn't sound overly robot-like like its predecessors, but still doesn't sound natural. AI DJ is built upon generative AI through the use of OpenAI technology and is also the result of an acquisition of the AI voice service Sonantic. You change the mood with a tap of a button and help Spotify to improve the recommendations by giving feedback. Of course, I have three objections. First, I hate Spotify and everything about the service, read more here (opens in a new window). Second, the feature takes all the fun out of discovering music. Third, a human discjockey has knowledge, taste and integrity. What would happen if you told a real discjockey what to play? You would probably get a punch in the face. Real discjockeys are sophisticated. They know table manners and how to use knife and fork. In contrast to getting spoon-feeded by Spotify.


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