Inside the strange world of podcasts made by artificial intelligence, where even creators aren’t sure who wants to hear robot chit-chat.
Lately, most of the joy AI has brought the internet lies in its ability to inspire jokes. Whether comedians are asking why all the robots had to be screenwriters instead of cleaning the ocean, or why AI couldn’t streamline a family’s grocery budgeting instead of turning them into a cartoon astronaut. Of course, ChatGPT isn’t exactly in on the joke.
If you ask it why people are impressed with its capabilities, it credits its "natural language understanding, vast knowledge, adaptability, creative output, accessibility, and technological advancement." And to be fair, in the six months or so it's been around, ChatGPT has already begun to upend certain industries. But there are some areas where the tool cannot quite crack the code to creativity.
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Opening up Google’s MusicLM, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform for making music, I hoped to hear soaring melodies, carefully modelled after the finest orchestras the world has to offer… I was, somewhat unsurprisingly, disappointed.
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