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Ingrid AI Creating Fiction From Fact
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Chapter 2. Author's Scream Of
... and just then, off switches my Mark Knoffler's "Sultans Of Swing".
play twice on that re-run, but what I just play-listed for Stan was
on manual and so the next track wasn't started.
(The seemingly infinite guitar riff was suspended on
a train wreck and I came here to write about it at this point in
story, because sooner rather than later, you're going to have to find
out what you are doing here and what I'm about.)
Maybe I just imagined Knoffler freezing
time to a single point...
(everyone finds their timeless point
I find my way there through good rock music and many other ways as
well. While I
was pondering this, some paragraphs ensued to introduce myself, as
Most of my time is not spent on weird stuff. That stuff just gets in
the way and has to be delt with, the best way I can. Most of my time is
spent on really entertaining design problems. For instance, let me
first describe Ingrid as a soft computing structure. Meaning it
covers many functions, and if I describe one here in the rest of this
chapter, I promise no more for the rest of the recounting - ok?.Such
as, to turn on the "AI Auto DJ" the user
must click yes to two conditions.
(1) "AI Auto DJ" - and Yes my browser is at my Allmusic.com, and
(2) Yes, I am arranging all music under a folder called Genre. e.g.
F:\Genre\Pop\Roxy Music\Avalon\04 - India.mp3
Ingrid's MP3 tracks, sorted by tempo, are programmed to start exactly
minute. Therefore, the advertising / inter-song gap is known beforehand
for the full length of the song. That's plenty of time for Ingrid's AI
software to determine how best to fill the gap in the most entertaining
After consulting with a couple of top disc jockeys, I agreed that
everything in strict BPM order is boring, so I compromised by putting
a hand shaped optional plus or minus 15bpm sine-wave variation right
into the total BPM sorted playlist.
Played in this order, e.g., with
Winamp Shuffle Off you can roughly maintain a mood. With Winamp Shuffle
On you can adjust the Shuffle rate to harmonize and/or create new moods
in an audience.
Chapter 3. The Dream Of A Dead Man