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Eric Schmidt disregards human music curation as "elitist"

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 14 Sep 2015 19:39 User comments (3)

Eric Schmidt disregards human music curation as "elitist" The former Google CEO and now the Executive Chairman of newly found holding company Alphabet Eric Schmidt has written an op-en for the BBC about the strides artificial intelligence (AI) has made – and will make. Unlike Apple, Eric Schmidt believes in computer curated music rather than few human individuals.
Schmidt clearly pokes fun at Apple's human curated music on Apple Music, Recode reports. The former Google CEO calls human curation "elitist" since it relies on few people making the choices for you based on their own preferences.

Music curation being one of the editorial's main focuses Schmidt says that maybe a decade ago it was reasonable to use human curation but today AI has come so far that it provides better results and could "help you predict who and where the next Adele might be".

What do you think, does human curation to it better for you and/or do AI curated playlists cater the large crowds better?

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3 user comments

115.9.2015 16:11

The Play music app on my Nexus 5 is awesome when I set it to shuffle. I'm not sure if it uses the same algorithms. Better song picks than any of my other devices

215.9.2015 23:42

Here's an idea: Why not let both types of algorithm coexist, whether on the same or different service(s)? Let users decide what THEY prefer.

Silly AI elitism while pooh-poohing human elitism, although notably ironic, is still, well, silly.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Sep 2015 @ 23:43

316.9.2015 0:16

What he's proposing already exists in a fashion with pandora.

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