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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Google Home Vs Echo as Predictive Disk Jockey

Been testing Echo vs Google Home for potential in home and offices with AI driven .  One way they are presented today is as easy to use access to music.  Both work very well.  And what you might really want is a way to predict what you want, and access it, buy it, even write the music on the fly using AI.    Both Echo and Home do some of  this.  If you just ask for 'music', they play the genre you have been listening to.  Though it still seems fairly primitive.   And we all like some variety.   Why not surprise me, within limits?

So I see in Wired an article about Google constructing something like this:  " .. Google Music Taps Big Data to Build a Robot DJ Mind-Reader .. ".  Not clear if this works yet in Google Home, but certainly could be there.   And while it sounds attractive, is this something we would want and pay for?  Or is just easy access enough?    Good piece to read, link below.

In Wired: 
Other than maybe the NSA, nobody knows more about you than Google. It’s got a read on where you are, what you’re doing, what you’re thinking and watching and searching for and chatting with your friends about. Which means nobody should be better equipped to soundtrack every second of your life than Google Play Music. Starting today, the company’s taking full advantage of its smarts to deliver you the sounds you want, when you want them. All you have to do is press play.  ... " 

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