We Asked the A.I. Program ChatGPT About EDM—It Knew Too Much –
Following the release of the now-viral sensation, ChatGPT, it took OpenAI’s eerily sophisticated chatbot just five days to amass over one million users. And it’s become the most successful story at the intersection of artificial intelligence and meteoric tech adoption in the last decade.
There’s many reasons why ChatGPT has become an instant hit. Some have called it a creative enhancer, others a search query replacement. But no matter what you think ChatGPT’s future use cases are, there’s no denying it has a tremendous trove of information to draw upon, including niche topics like electronic dance music.
Despite our best efforts to stump ChatGPT with absurdly specific questions—and even thought-provoking, nuanced topics—it seems the algorithm has a deeper understanding of EDM than even we could have expected.
We wanted to make sure ChatGPT could concisely explain electronic music history to us in ways that go beyond familiar topics of computers and circuitry. At 181 words, we’d say this summary sufficed.
Getting more specific, ChatGPT responded to a prompt about regional dance music interests like a well-traveled raver wise beyond their years.
Going beyond the historical, we wanted to talk shop with ChatGPT and analyze the nuances between different tastes in bass music. It turns out Excision’s 150,000-watt sets of pure bass are intense, even by ChatGPT’s standards.
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