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Singer Amy Winehouse to return to the stage as a hologram

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I hope there are collaborations with Tupac and Biggie.

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'Help me, Obi-Wan. You're my only hope'.

I have a degree in computer and information science and some of the classes I took were about AI, and some about memory and a lot were of course, programming. Even when the Roy Orbison hologram 'thanks' the audience, it's a reaction, a programmed response to the stimulus and what the program 'instructs' the hologram to do next. It's artificial intelligence - and every part of this 'concert'  is predetermined and set-up from the beginning. And the hologram of Roy, Tupac, Amy, Elvis or Michael doesn't walk on stage - it's turned on. Just like in the STAR WARS movies.

I went to the John Glenn museum in Parma, Ohio near Cleveland and there's a hologram of the hero astronaut himself. It looks funny from the side and it's a glass box. You push a button to ask it a question but due to limitations of memory storage it will answer only a limited number of questions. That means you can't ask it something like 'how good did your mama make fried chicken and gravy?'. It'll answer back by saying, 'Please ask another question'. And so it is with these concert holograms. Everything is all pre-programmed. Therefore if you toss a Frisbee at 'Michael Jackson', the ghostly image keeps on 'performing'!

George Clinton said recently that he's on his last live tour. When he came to play at a casino in my hometown I figured if I ever see him - it's now. The show was free but I don't pay to see a performance if it isn't a real star on the stage.

I've seen a lot of important performers in the field of 'rock/pop/soul' and more but I'll never get to see some others. But I ain't gonna pay to see a 'performance' if it ain't the real McCoy. I'm too young to have seen Marvin Gaye but to paraphrase his lyrics:

'Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.'

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'Help me, Obi-Wan. You're my only hope'.

I have a degree in computer and information science and some of the classes I took were about AI, and some about memory and a lot were of course, programming. Even when the Roy Orbison hologram 'thanks' the audience, it's a reaction, a programmed response to the stimulus and what the program 'instructs' the hologram to do next. It's artificial intelligence - and every part of this 'concert' is predetermined and set-up from the beginning. And the hologram of Roy, Tupac, Amy, Elvis or Michael doesn't walk on stage - it's turned on. Just like in the STAR WARS movies.

I went to the John Glenn museum in Parma, Ohio near Cleveland and there's a hologram of the hero astronaut himself. It looks funny from the side and it's in a glass box. You push a button to ask it a question but due to limitations of memory storage it will answer only a limited number of questions. That means you can't ask it something like 'how good did your mama make fried chicken and gravy?'. It'll answer back by saying, 'Please ask another question'. And so it is with these concert holograms. Everything is all pre-programmed. Therefore if you toss a Frisbee at 'Michael Jackson', the ghostly image keeps on 'performing'!

George Clinton said recently that he's on his last live tour and he intends to keep the P-Funk legacy alive with a hologram. When he came to play at a casino in my hometown I figured if I ever see him - it's now. The show was free and I don't pay to see a performance if it isn't a real star on the stage.

I've seen a lot of important performers in the field of 'rock/pop/soul' and more but I'll never get to see some others. But I ain't gonna pay to see a 'performance' if it ain't the real McCoy. I'm too young to have seen Marvin Gaye but to paraphrase his lyrics:

'Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.'

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@starpunk... Don't see how you can call this 'artificial' intelligence. It's a projection. No more than the claim of 'creating' life in a test tube is a puffed up lie. Put a (one) scientist in a sterile empty room, and if they come out with any form of sustainable life, then, and only then is the claim valid. Otherwise its all misnomer. ALL intelligence of an artificial ilk is program. Science has a way of blinding people to fact. Get your money back.

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deadbeatlesOct. 15 03:45 am JST@starpunk... Don't see how you can call this 'artificial' intelligence. It's a projection.

'AI' is a term used for programmed things like robots. This is a projection, it's programmed to 'perform' because of memory stored in the unit. The memory is compiled from what the real Amy did before.  The John Glenn hologram uses logic to 'answer' a question. If the 'answer' isn't stored in the memory program, it will say 'Please ask another question'.  That's what makes its use of the logic inherent in its programming ARTIFICIAL. It's the processing to find the correct answer. In the case of a music star hologram, however - everything is preset. And if it ain't the real performer I ain't wasting my money. To put it like Amy said in one of her hits - 'No, no, no.'  

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George Clinton said recently that he's on his last live tour. When he came to play at a casino in my hometown I figured if I ever see him - it's now. The show was free but I don't pay to see a performance if it isn't a real star on the stage.

@starpunk

Saw the man play in London some years back. It was awesome, although he did have to rely on backing singers a bit - not surprising, at his age.

Wouldn't be interested in the hologram gigs - whether it's Amy Winehouse or ABBA, as much as I like them. The former feels like typical dead rock star exploitation (despite the proceeds going to the foundation) and the latter is just ... pointless.

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Wouldn't be interested in the hologram gigs - whether it's Amy Winehouse or ABBA, as much as I like them. The former feels like typical dead rock star exploitation (despite the proceeds going to the foundation) and the latter is just ... pointless.

Pointless fershure. Especially when all ABBA members are still living and they even made a new song together this year.

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