Yesterday was Father's Day! One of my favorite things to do with my kids is share music with them. Specifically music that made an impact on me.
When I read that Spotify is making us boring because algorithms shape music taste and we're losing human curiosity, I was like, oh shit(!), I recently gave Spotify props for their magical weekly mixtape!
Well, what if algorithms actually made the rhythms? (Shout out to Azeem Azhar's The Exponential View & Tim from Meesterknecht's newsletters for this spin on deep s/work/learning) Deepjazz was created in 36 hours during a hackathon. It uses deep learning, the AI tech that powers Google's AlphaGo and IBM's Watson, to make music -- something that's considered as deeply human. Speaking of deeply human: take a photo, you'll stay stoked longer!
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