The solution was analyzing the audio itself and training an algorithm to learn to recognize different aspects of the music that might be desirable. Some experiments that Dieleman ran identified aspects of songs as concrete as distorted guitars, while others could recognize more abstract ideas like genre.
A persona spectrum is not a fake person. It’s an articulation of a specific human motivation and the ways it’s shared across multiple groups. It shows how that motivation can change depending on context. Sometimes, a trait can be permanent, like someone who has been blind since birth. A person recoveri…
…anything, however, the pursuit of interestingness honors a simple truth about the human experience: The best things in life are by-products. They come when they come, as you commit yourself honestly to a process, not when you spend time striving for imagined perfection.
The pursuit of interestingness, I think, solves the predicament that is inherent in goal-setting. It’s vague and nebulous enough to be honest about the unpredictability of the future, without being hopelessly lost in the chaos of pure luck and randomness.
…re doing these things, why there are so many average products? And after giving it a proper thought I realised that it has less to do with what you design or build, whether it is excellent or best invention of all times, and more with, how people perceive it. Perception is one of key components of the succes of a product.
Is it perfect? Not yet, but that’s not what makes me proud of what we’ve done. It’s the fact that we made Chrome smaller, and less costly to download while doing it — making sure that every pixel we built paved the way for the next designer who comes along with something even better.