Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Would you let DJ Elon (E-to-the-Musk) set the playlist for your roadtrip? (TSLA)

And not just* because this doesn't seem like the highest use of AI, more like a magician's "Hey, Look at this!"
Oooh, shiny.

From the Register:
Tesla bigwig hints at music algorithms and other assorted nuggets at shareholder meeting
Tesla might turn tastemaker, CEO Elon Musk let slip yesterday at the annual shareholders meeting, suggesting that the company may move into music "matching algorithms".

"I think it's very hard to find a good playlist with good matching algorithms," Musk rambled as he tried to field questions from Twitter users. "We have something that works OK right now, but I think it can work really, really great. Yes, but there will be a few announcements on that later this year."
Musk also pointed out that the team could try to improve the audio codec in the Model S, X and 3. "We can just reprogram it to make it better with software," he said. "And I feel pretty confident that just with a bit of an update, we can actually make the audio system sound quite a bit better."

Besides sound and music, there were a few product hints. Musk revealed that Tesla's Model 3 – the first production model should be delivered sometime next month – isn't going to be very configurable at first. He said the problem with the troubled X model launch was "way too much complexity right at the beginning"....MORE
*I'm thinking Elon's list starts out with Bowie and Space Oddity
Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on...
Yeah, yeah, predictable.
Maybe trying to get esoteric with Nilsson's Spaceman
Bang, bang, shoot 'em up destiny (bang, bang) / Bang, bang, shoot 'em up to the moon (bang, bang) / Bang, bang, shoot 'em up one, two, three (one, two, three, four) / I wanted to be a spaceman, that's what I wanted to be...
Been there, done that.

And failing forward fast....wait what is this?
Now in the street there is violence
And a lots of work to be done...
Eddy Grant?

Say, this AI thing might work.

Emphasis on the A (to the I)