OpenAI’s ChatGPT AI has achieved a milestone in passing the spirit of the famous Turing Test. While it technically fails the official test as it openly admits to being an AI, it is impressive due to its human-pleasing responses. This is thanks to it being given feedback and tutoring by actual humans, as well as its connections being shifted for more weight to important responses. This means the Turing Test, originally designed to be a difficult benchmark for AI, is actually an ill-defined measure. Instead, a weaker version is more applicable, where a person has a greater than 70% chance of guessing that the AI is in disguise after a few minutes of conversation. Read full article here
Why Do Modern Pop Songs Have So Many Credited Writers?
The music industry has changed dramatically over the last few decades – with the number of songwriters credited on number one hits more than doubling. This is due to a combination of factors, including money, the computer and a changing definition of what songwriting is. For example, if The Beatles’ classic “I Feel Fine” was released today, it would likely have four writers credited instead of two, due to the influence of producers, samples and interpolations. With the rise of lawsuits, artists now preemptively add songwriter credits to their songs, even if the similarities between their song and the source material are coincidental. It all goes to show that the music industry is becoming more complex and competitive. Read full article here