AI, culture industries and entertainment

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The role of artificial intelligence (AI) in contemporary cultural and entertainment industries speaks to its increasing ubiquity in specific fields but also everyday life more broadly. This chapter offers an all-too-brief exploration of artificial intelligence’s impact on the creative, cultural and entertainment industries. For Adorno, the industrialization of culture, and music in particular, manipulates the masses, in effect, limiting the exposure of the audience to different kinds of music, namely music that challenges rather than pleases. Mechanical reproduction, which in this case, is the recording and broadcasting of “good music,” such as that of Beethoven, to a broad audience basically standardizes it, thus making it a commodity. The Turing test, while widely accepted as the standard for “assessing artificial intelligence,” has some drawbacks, especially when it comes to creativity and art. The question of artificial intelligence in the realm of cultural and creative industries remains open to new and unexpected developments in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Social Science Handbook of AI
EditorsAnthony Elliott
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780429583964
ISBN (Print)9780367188252
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2021


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