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Today: Our AI-generated future

AI engines like ChatGPT, DALL-E, and Midjourney promise to generate text, images, and music at the click of the button. Mark Hurst has some sample output to share – along with his opinions.

What’s the deal with this AI Seinfeld stream? (The Verge, Feb 1, 2023)

AI-Generated Seinfeld-Like Twitch ‘TV Show’ Is Peak Absurdity (Kotaku, Feb 1, 2023): “co-creator Skyler Hartle said he and his co-creator Brian Habersberger have been working on the ‘passion project’ part-time for the past four years with a team of between three to seven people. With all of the AI tools at their disposal, including [Microsoft-owned] Azure Cognitive Services for voice generation, Hartle thinks the team can ‘spin up new shows or formats.’”

Nothing Forever (AI-generated Seinfeldian shorts on Amazon-owned Twitch)

You’ll Soon Be Able to Talk to Your Dead Mom In the Metaverse Thanks to ChatGPT: “Somnium Space’s Artur Sychov said a user has started to integrate OpenAI’s chatbot into his metaverse, creating a virtual assistant that offers a faster pathway for the development of ‘Live Forever’ mode, Sychov’s project to allow people to store the way they talk, move, and sound until after they die, when they can come back from the dead as an online avatar to speak with their relatives.”

• From Google: MusicLM: Generating Music From Text. MusicLM [is] a model generating high-fidelity music from text descriptions such as “a calming violin melody backed by a distorted guitar riff”.
    --> “Slow tempo, bass-and-drums-led reggae song. Sustained electric guitar. High-pitched bongos with ringing tones. Vocals are relaxed with a laid-back feel, very expressive.”
    --> “This is an r&b/hip-hop music piece. There is a male vocal rapping and a female vocal singing in a rap-like manner. The beat is comprised of a piano playing the chords of the tune with an electronic drum backing. The atmosphere of the piece is playful and energetic. This piece could be used in the soundtrack of a high school drama movie/TV show. It could also be played at birthday parties or beach parties.”

Soundraw, promising royalty-free AI-generated music. For example, this tune: "Romantic, Sentimental, Sexy, Smooth, 100 BPM."

• Recent PBS special on AI: Part 1, Part 2

Past Techtonic episodes on AI music

June 1, 2020 Techtonic: Ryan Walsh, discussing the OpenAI Jukebox

Oct 8, 2018 Techtonic: AI-inspired music with Jamie Brew, Botnik cofounder, including...
    -> I Have to Get My Car: using a smartphone’s predictive text to write a pop hit
    -> Bored With This Desire To Get Ripped: “The lyrics to this song were written using a predictive keyboard trained on half Morrissey lyrics, half Amazon customer reviews of the P90X home workout DVD system.”
    -> Soviet Nights: “We combined the Beach Boys with Ronald Reagan speeches to create the greatest Cold War pop song.”

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Listener comments!

Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:00pm
Handy Haversack:

Mark and the Techyons! Been asking K8 to hype this episode up for a bunch of very nervous HS teachers. Looking forward to it!

I thought this piece in the Mark-Up was good, too: themarkup.org...
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:00pm
ultradamno:

Mark! Techtonplicants!
  6:01pm
chresti:

Hi mark and techtoniciacs!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:01pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

Hi Mark Hurst and all!!!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:02pm
Handy Haversack:

I also just saw a headline that the Nothing Forever show was taken down because it generated antitrans content. So the violence inherent in the system is revealed.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:02pm
listener james from westwood:

Evening, Mark and all!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:02pm
Webhamster Henry:

Let's run all the chat posts through the ChatGPT detector!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:02pm
Handy Haversack:

Headline's body: www.theguardian.com...
  6:02pm
Rolando:

Present - good morning all
  6:02pm
David in London:

Evening Mark and all Technoids.
  🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:03pm
Franco Twinkie:

Howdy Mark and discontented!
Avatar 🤖 6:03pm
herb.nyc:

Hola. While this show is on, ChatGPT and I are doing Sunday nytimes kenken (kenandy?)
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:03pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ David in London @6:02
David! Joe McG played "Reynardine" this morning, and I was hoping it would summon you.
  6:04pm
LiXiviated Life:

hello electronic friends
  6:05pm
David in London:

Hello Handles. Sadly I was unavoidably detained elsewhere. As my theme tune. I heartily approve, natch.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:05pm
listener james from westwood:

This is no worse than the babble the yambags in my last office job would utter in the coffee room. Which says a lot about 2000s-era TV.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:05pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

AI song lyrics ... where to send royalty checks?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm
Rich in Washington:

This new Porest is lit
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:06pm
DjLorraine:

MASINT stands for measurement & signature intelligence
  6:06pm
?:

Oh thank god that’s over
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm
D Rok:

↳ Handy Haversack @6:02
Shame they had to pull it already. I had just heard about it this morning, and was looking forward to checking it out.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:06pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ Rich in Washington @6:06
Zing! In your FACE, stupid AI!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:07pm
The Butterman:

That was worse than Andy.
  6:07pm
P.Welles:

I mad as hell, and I will take it.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:08pm
sbw:

Nothing Forever is so, so bad. Painful.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:09pm
Mennlinn Rebarts:

Needs a tad more Butlerian Jihad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:09pm
Ciggy:

I'm lost in a forest
  6:09pm
LiXiviated Life:

Nothing Forever?
That’s sounds like my life
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:09pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ D Rok @6:06
Good illustration of the biases built in to supposedly "neutral" tech, though. Algorithms are made by people, and people often suck.
  🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:09pm
Franco Twinkie:

Who likes this shit?
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:09pm
Webhamster Henry:

The Werner Herzog / Slavoj Zizek stream is pretty good though! infiniteconversation.com
  6:10pm
David in London:

Christ on a bike, this like some vision of Hell.
  6:10pm
Sam:

With enough canned laughter and bass guitar riffs you can make anything sound almost funny.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:10pm
Mennlinn Rebarts:

↳ Franco Twinkie @6:09
The audience which will also be replaced by AI.
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Franco Twinkie:

↳ Mennlinn Rebarts @6:10
I hope!
  6:11pm
Sam:

↳ Franco Twinkie @6:09
I don’t understand why people are so impressed by this. It’s god awful.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:11pm
Mennlinn Rebarts:

Imagine a boot stamping on the face of humanity forever. Same level of humor.
  6:11pm
Sam:

The Twilight Zone?
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:11pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ Handy Haversack @6:09
But don't worry, they say the *right* content-moderation tool will take care of this, no problem. Trust the algorithm.

"“Before going live again, we are going to implement the correct content moderation tools OpenAI provides and also investigate using a secondary content moderation system as a redundancy,” "
  6:11pm
Bob in DC and/or Virginia:

This reminds me a little of David Lynch's "Rabbits" short films (part of which turned up in his movie Inland Empire), although in that case the inane dialogue and inappropriate laughter manage to be disturbing and ominous.
Avatar 🤖 6:12pm
Malcontent:

Just tried to see it. Got this message instead: "This channel is temporarily unavailable due to a violation of Twitch's Community Guidelines or Terms of Service."
Avatar 6:12pm
Fredericks:

First time I spoke to Mark, Seinfeld and nothing were both mentioned.
  6:12pm
bleubombersune:

Watched commentary and some film clips of Nothing Forever on The National Rational last week
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:12pm
Mennlinn Rebarts:

I always assumed Friends had been made by an AI.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:13pm
paddy in matawan:

linky brokey - m.twitch.tv...
  6:13pm
Sam:

This will never happen and neither will self-driving cars.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:13pm
ultradamno:

A Skinamarink series would be ideal
Avatar 6:13pm
Fredericks:

All the A.I. shows will be like Lavern and Shirley episodes. Decent but not memorable.
  6:14pm
castor:

Hi everyone! IMO: I doubt AI will ever be able to match human creativity unless it becomes embodied in the world just like a human.
  6:15pm
P.Welles:

If its commercially available, then imagine what has already been unleased and in play.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:15pm
paddy in matawan:

Oh wait it was banned today?!
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Chris from Brooklyn:

↳ paddy in matawan @6:13
Terms violation. It was struck eleven days for crimes against transgender isming yadda

Watched it

More like listened. The characters were really into using the microwave oven every time while chattering nothingly
  6:15pm
sophistikitsch:

Good Morning from the future (in the upside-down). Can't wait for the boss to go so I can dive into this.
  6:15pm
chresti:

Remember when cartoon animation stopped being made by hand?
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:16pm
Webhamster Henry:

News today: Google's releasing "Bard", their answer to ChatGPT, possibly able to answer questions leveraging newer info from the internet.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:16pm
paddy in matawan:

↳ Chris from Brooklyn @6:15
Thanks Chris!
  6:16pm
LiXiviated Life:

I read that YouTube seems to be most people’s search engine of choice.
  6:16pm
Sam:

But why would anyone want this? Don’t you want to hear things that came from other conscious humans? Don’t we still want human connection? What the hell is the appeal of any of this??!!
Avatar 6:17pm
Chris from Brooklyn:

I really long for more of those sweet sweet Chinese animations of yore

Welcome paddy
Avatar 6:18pm
Chris from Brooklyn:

It was oddly fun in doses.

True seinfeldian generator
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:18pm
chris in the redwoods:

hi, Mark and folks.
i think the layoffs were all about increasing stock prices, by artificially inflating the bottom line. no?
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:18pm
Folsom:

Google hired 40k last year then laid off 10k for a net 30k, don't hear journalists talk about that
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:19pm
DjLorraine:

Me no likey AI.
  6:19pm
P.Welles:

Back to the caves
  6:19pm
sophistikitsch:

↳ chresti @6:15
I remember backgrounds being used across different cartoons to save money - The classic Spiderman Revolt in the 5th dimension
  6:19pm
Listener:

I think Mark is overlooking the probability that, because the content is trash, won't succeed.
It'll fall into the waste bin of history like the new formula of coke. Nobody will tune in... And pay for it??? HAHA! Good luck.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:20pm
ultradamno:

Wasn't Bing sued for just giving Google results? It would seem that would work in their favor in getting people to use it...
  6:22pm
Sam:

They’ll start charging for subscriptions to this shit….
And lo and behold everyone will turn their computers off and go to underground nightclubs to hear real comedy and illegal cinemas to see real movies. Like speakeasies. Real art and entertainment is a human need.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:22pm
chris in the redwoods:

Brazen
Assault on
Rational
Decisions
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:22pm
ultradamno:

A little ironic they would get into trouble for transphobic content, since it's transitioning the Seinfeld gang from New York people into whatever this is...
  6:22pm
David in London:

Bard should speak in the style of medieval England.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:22pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ Folsom @6:18
All bards since first edition have been terrible ideas.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:23pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ Handy Haversack @6:22
Ooops, sorry, not directed at Folsom!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:24pm
Webhamster Henry:

Relevant article: www.wired.com...
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:24pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

it's literally the one feature that I've been waiting for
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:25pm
Webhamster Henry:

Apple is working on AI - it doesn't have to compete with these other systems. Their AI is being integrated into their software thanks to their new ML-friendly hardware.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm
mndave:

Just came up with the sole use case for AI - regurgitating big tech press releases
Avatar 🤖 6:26pm
MarciB:

I have wonder how much AI will be in the Apple surveillance googles coming out
  6:27pm
bleubombersune:

Star Trek TNG "Data the Comedian" shows you AI or even those with positronic brains will never achieve comedy as we know it today. Can't "C' AI comedian ever being like Lewis Black or Margaret Cho
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:28pm
Webhamster Henry:

There are a bunch of other AI media projects, like automatic coloring of B&W photos, interpolating frames in old or damaged video, and Disney's generation of new mouth shapes for generated /translated dialog in "live action" movies.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:29pm
Folsom:

↳ bleubombersune @6:27
Can't forget Joe Piscopo!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:29pm
ultradamno:

I suppose Curb would be the logical next AI sitcom, as the closest thing to a Seinfeld spin-off
  6:31pm
Sam:

Even if they came up with better material, the delivery is terrible!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm
StringOFperils:

Other people's work has increasingly been riddled with inaccuracies and plagiarism over the last 30 years, as critical thought has eroded, and funding for journalism has withered, so it's not surprising that an AI emulator would produce similar results. Its original model is vapid
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm
dale:

without timing or inflection or personality these joke deliveries suck. imagine them doing the who's on first bit.
  6:33pm
P.Welles:

I would like to see Mark have an interview show on some platform, even on youtube to bring these ideas to a wider audience.
  6:33pm
Listener:

You get it, sam. It won't work like "they" pray it will. They're desperate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:34pm
mndave:

ChatGPT, deliver me an episode of Techtonic by Mark Hurst on WFMU
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:34pm
Bas NL:

Hi Mark & all!
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ledzeppelinsucks:

Chat GBT should place literally and actually over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:35pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

↳ dale @6:33
i agree, even old drum machines had a bit of randomness to the strength of a hit, duration, and timing if you wanted it to sound more "human"
  6:35pm
Bob in DC and/or Virginia:

I'm sure no students will end up being falsely accused by AI's AI detectors.
  6:35pm
Marie:

shysters
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:35pm
Handy Haversack:

And then also probably using the junk that's submitting for testing to feed the junk machine.

And remember that the actual people who have to spend their labor dealing with this are teachers -- because they don't have enough work to do already. The essentially antilabor stance of Big Tech always comes through in the effects of its products.
  6:36pm
Ken:

Good point Mark, it’s dr Seuss’ Star-Bellied Sneetches all over again
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:36pm
Webhamster Henry:

Well, technically, ChatGPT could just make signatures of everything it generates and then when you ask if this came from ChatGPT, you could check for the signature.
Avatar 6:36pm
ledzeppelinsucks:

They won't have to drop kick the worn out jobs to Texas in 20 years.
Avatar 6:36pm
Fredericks:

What you are describing sounds like a Protection Racket.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:37pm
Bas NL:

These two chat bots walk into this bar...
Avatar 6:37pm
ledzeppelinsucks:

Eternal ranch dressing and Led Zeppelin reruns.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:38pm
Handy Haversack:

↳ Bas NL @6:37
... what is this, some kind of fruit?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:38pm
StringOFperils:

These companies are influencing and altering university curricula so as to invalidate study that doesn't produce outcomes within their own purview. The arts ar disappearing. Writing and philosophy are disappearing. Coding is supplanting thinking. The juggernaut serves itself. And the world goes down the toilet.
Avatar 🤖 6:38pm
MarciB:

The robots are coming for your job..so maybe now we can get universal basic income?
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:38pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

and another $10 on the subscription to tell you exactly when to laugh at the crappy jokes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm
dale:

astral weeks? don't get irwin started!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:41pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

they even got the tape warble
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:41pm
The Butterman:

That just sounded like Phish.
  6:41pm
?:

most likely woke up with a Suspicious Mind
  6:42pm
P.Welles:

maybe AI put and end to holograms!
Avatar 6:42pm
Lixiviated Life:

You are on target about the intent of corporations. Left corporate world 7 months ago because I they no longer care about people.
Employees or clients.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:42pm
ultradamno:

But could Elvis himself pass the Turing test, in fairness?
Avatar 6:42pm
Rolando:

You'll all hate me ...(sorry) but in the 80's Bill made the virus and then sold the anti-virus - then in 2020 we get the virus again and then vaccine :) and now with ChatGPT we get the plagiarism problem in schools and if you pay money they will tell you if we caused the plagiarism - lol ❤️
  6:44pm
P.Welles:

↳ Rolando @6:42
i dont hate you
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:44pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

↳ Rolando @6:42
not entirely wrong tho
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm
chresti:

Thae "Elvis" sounded like something on music for Mind Control.
  🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:44pm
Franco Twinkie:

↳ dale @6:39
This is how a movement starts. Astral Weeks is not exactly on most peoples radar. But thanks to Irwin, people who missed it the first time around will wonder if it's a case the the emperors new clothes.
  6:45pm
?:

Sounds like what won at the grammy's last night
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm
Jules in VT:

Irie!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:45pm
DjLorraine:

Micah make it stop
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm
chresti:

This will be played on airplanes and hold music
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:46pm
Webhamster Henry:

Here's the original Robot Reggae from the Reggaebots!
www.wfmu.org...
  6:46pm
Listener:

Is anybody here in favor of censorship? Of any kind? Just wondering.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:46pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

↳ @6:45
Wait the G's were last night?
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:47pm
Bas NL:

Future: Oh, yes, that's Mark Hurst. He says he actually spoke on a radio talk show..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm
dale:

adriano celentano made a toetapper of a nonsense song.
  🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:47pm
Franco Twinkie:

Music that's like a Play-Doh Fun Factory?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm
chresti:

Can you direct me to the Extruded Music section?
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:48pm
The Butterman:

↳ Franco Twinkie @6:47
Goo Extruder!
  6:49pm
?:

sounds like Bad Marmot..
  6:49pm
Deano de los Muertos:

It almost reminds me of the guy in the beginning of the Weekly World Blues intro that basically said “the Blues is easy to play, here’s how you play it.”
Avatar 6:49pm
ledzeppelinsucks:

Can this thing make rice burner cars sound cool?
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:49pm
The Butterman:

WTF Mark, you hate birthday parties now?
  6:49pm
Colleen:

ugh....just got here and I'm sure "but I like it" isn't a good response
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm
Feldy:

↳ Franco Twinkie @6:47
LOL Franco
  6:50pm
?:

Birthdays make me feel older
  6:50pm
paddy:

i gotta do a trap song in it. prolly sound the same as humans.
Avatar 🤖 6:50pm
MarciB:

Sounds like next year's Grammy award winner!
Avatar 6:50pm
Carmichael:

↳ Will thee Sound Guy @6:46
Yes, and Wet Leg was up for artist of the year.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:50pm
ultradamno:

Well, "a lot of sounds" is most of what I listen to now, so....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm
dale:

ha ha!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:50pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

↳ ledzeppelinsucks @6:49
with enough money, you can get a big enough can exhaust to really make it good
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:50pm
The Butterman:

Frank O’Twinkie.
  6:50pm
mazudog:

I'm waiting for the human band that covers a ai songs
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
Handy Haversack:

Really here mainly for the Play-Doh sounds.
Avatar 6:51pm
ledzeppelinsucks:

A meat screen. A Play Do screen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm
chresti:

LOL
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Fuzzy:

Fuzzypumper Music Shop!
  6:51pm
Zydeco Phil:

I want the next AI song to sample
mark’s play doh sound effects
Avatar 6:51pm
Fredericks:

This pop music was creepily accurate. Most pop is essentially manufactured using similar methods as the A.I..
  6:51pm
P.Welles:

Milli Vanilli?
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Franco Twinkie:

No brown Play-Doe...PLEASE!
Avatar 6:52pm
Carmichael:

If it's not Scottish ... It's CRAP!
  6:52pm
?:

↳ mazudog @6:50
Daft Punk
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:52pm
Fuzzy:

Nah -- human literature and music won't be replaced with this -- I' don't buy it.
  6:53pm
Listener:

↳ Fuzzy @6:52
Yeah
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Fredericks:

Hey A. I. write a song called "Rivers of Crap."
  6:53pm
Deano de los Muertos:

Low 👏 priced 👏 crap! 👏
Low 👏 priced 👏 crap! 👏
  6:53pm
?:

Andy Breckman?
  6:54pm
crestlove:

this is the plot of the Styx album, "Kilroy was Here."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm
StringOFperils:

This stuff IS coming, and it will get really good; this is just its infancy. Life will change irrevocably. Is already changing. Rapidly.The outcomes of this are already being seen. Masses of people will accept anything. They'll listen to anything. They'll eat anything. They'll believe anything. It's already contributed to massive instability in world economics and politics. Unthinking numbness to crucial realities about our very survival on Earth is already endemic. War and starvation is rife, and numb insensitivity to it is too. And we wrap ourselves in moronic desensitizing comforts that are all but exclusively coordinated by algorithms, and they aren't sustainable. We are becoming unemployable and unnecessary.
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:54pm
Handy Haversack:

"AI bot, please give me Scott Williams's voice talking about Techtonic so that I can be happy."
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Fuzzy:

Egg-zactly, Scott!
  6:54pm
castor:

Amen Scott!
Avatar 🤖 Swag For Life Member 6:54pm
Will thee Sound Guy:

Scott Williams wit a trailer park boys like twinkle in the background
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Scott Williams:

Oh hey!
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jessie:

it’s crap. tonight’s show is outstanding!
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Webhamster Henry:

I hope you don't think there's a real soul, Scott.
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yippie:

have you ever heard the billy jones and Ernest hare song Barney Google from 1923?
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ledzeppelinsucks:

If people listen to Journey and Foreigner and Queen for 45 years they are going to listen to this stuff.
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Handy Haversack:

Well, many thanks for the rants, the Play-Doh sounds, and the Scott Williams of it all, Mark! Another blazer -- and again, crucial.

Oh, hi, Scott.
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Carmichael:

↳ ledzeppelinsucks @6:55
and Led Zeppelin ...
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dale:

tomorrows kids will probably still crash ticketmaster's website to buy tickets to an a.i. concert.
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ultradamno:

↳ Carmichael @6:50
Won for Alternative Album
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Deano de los Muertos:

Well said, Scott
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castor:

Could Data from Startrek make music?
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ledzeppelinsucks:

AI seems to be digital ranch dressing.
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Carmichael:

↳ ultradamno @6:55
Alternative, that's it! gracias.
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Mennlinn Rebarts:

Good coda, mark! And thanks for the words, Scott. This episode was really starting to make me feel bleak.
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Franco Twinkie:

I love you Mark.
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P.Welles:

Ken dont get any cost cutting ideas!
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StringOFperils:

Right on, Mark. You can't stop something without first taking it seriously. And THIS is as serious as your life.
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Handy Haversack:

Resistance is all we have -- do it for one another.
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Folsom:

↳ Fredericks @6:53
That is the name of my Randy Newman / GG Allin tribute band.
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KWilde:

Great show Mark!
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Mr. Pumpy:

I like AI as an interesting tool. I don't want it to ever replace the real deal, but I like it for other reasons. I am going to use it once in a while in an overt sense. Flame away...
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castor:

Thank you Mark!
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The Butterman:

Soul shmole
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spodiodi:

thanks, Mark
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dale:

↳ castor @6:55
the holographic doctor from voyager was an operatic singer in one episode and got a swelled head but soon found out he was yesterdays' news.
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ledzeppelinsucks:

Thanks a lot. Have a mid range Taco Tuesday.
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Sam:

Soul can be reduced to zeroes and ones. If an inanimate speaker can produce a soulful song, why couldn’t a computer compose one?
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Will thee Sound Guy:

thank you Mark Hurst, and all the crap AI bots... lol
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Deano de los Muertos:

Thanks Mark!
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Sam:

Soul can be reduced to zeroes and ones. If an inanimate speaker can produce a soulful song, why couldn’t a computer compose one?
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Colleen:

Thank God for WFMU!!!
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MarciB:

I hope you are right, Mark. Resist!
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chris in the redwoods:

thanks, Mark!
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Bas NL:

Cheers Mark! You wet our souls.
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Will thee Sound Guy:

I forgot to pay my laugh now subscription
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Feldy:

Thanks Mark! (This message was written by a human)
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castor:

↳ dale @6:57
That's interesting! And I do remember Data said he was "fully functional"
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dale:

is the guy pretending to be an architect?
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dday:

funnier than Friends
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Mr. Pumpy:

↳ dale @6:59
marine biologist, prolly
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Mark. Let us AIm high!
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chresti:

Thanks Mark!
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Sam:

Maybe this thing could do Comedians in Cars getting Coffee. That’s very predictable and not very funny.
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dale:

↳ Sam @7:00
it should be called old jewish men eating with their mouths open.
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chresti:

I think it will be used in advertising if nowhere else.
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Sam:

↳ dale @7:01
Or Rich Assholes driving around New York in an obnoxious car to get coffee because they hate common people too much to take the subway.
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Mark Hurst:

Thanks, everyone!
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Listener:

You're welcome, Mark
  8:06pm
Edward:

Great show. AI is a huge threat to creatives and writers. Tech & law writers might as well work on getting their plumber's certificate now.
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