Robot Overlords: Could AI Host A Morning Radio Show in Billings?
Today, one of the many radio companies reached out and shared information about a new technology coming soon called "RadioGPT". I'm sure you've heard about ChatGPT, but could you imagine listening to the radio in the morning 100% voiced and controlled by AI?
ChatGPT, according to OpenAI, is a language model trained to interact in a conversational way. So, you can ask it things, and with the vast knowledgebase of data (from 2021 back) it should be able to give you a mostly accurate answer.
AI, or Artificial Intelligence, is best summarized as the "simulation of human intelligence processes by machines". If you're curious about what AI is in detail, check out this writeup from TechTarget.
I've been in the radio and media world for 16 years since I was a freshman in high school. I started at KYUS FM in Miles City, running the board (playing commercials essentially) during the Cowboy Football & Cowboy/Cowgirl Basketball games. Easy work, but at the time (2006) we didn't have the tech to automate it. So, some silly high school-aged kid who sounded like a squeaky toy was in control.
Nowadays, local sports are still manually controlled... but usually don't require a human in the studio. Everything can be controlled by the sports announcer on site. Though, we still are needed to bring you, the listener, local news, and weather... but this company thinks that can be changed with their new AI-powered solution.
Terminator Radio, 24/7
Ok, that is an exaggeration. The radio station will not kill anyone or ride a Harley with a shotgun. But... this thing they have created is for SURE unique. I've listened for the last hour today, and it's been able to tell me quite a bit about this town called Springfield. Not sure if they mean Springfield, Missouri, or Springfield in the Simpsons...
Listen And Judge For Yourself
You can be the judge. Click the button above to listen. Each song is cut short, to show off the "AI Powered Live and Local Features" along with "Knowing EVERYTHING about every artist". Would you rather listen to Mark and Paul in the Morning? Or Hal 9000 & Rosie?... Michael and Nikki? Or C-3PO and Johnny 5? Let us know on App Chat or on Facebook.