No.. this post is not about the Steven Spielberg movie (oh.. I luv that flick!).... nor is it about AI using Neural Networks for robotics and such!
This post is about the Artificial Intelligence that my new Sansa MP3 player, seems to be picking up! BTW, no... I don't wish to see comments saying I should have gone for an iPod!! This was a very well informed decision, and after using my Sansa for a month now, I am absolutely satisfied with my choice!
Now, coming back to the topic... I put my entire ARR collection on shuffle mode these days and leave it to my Sansa to decide what song I'd be listening next! This is when my Sansa does very interesting stuff!!

One day, it played Mujhe Rang De (Takshak) and immediately followed it up with Rang Hai (Meenaxi). I thought to myself - has it selected these songs back-to-back, because both songs start with the same word? Then, I got a surprise - the next song was Pachchai Nirame (Alaipayuthey) - again something to do with colour!!

And on another instance, Rang Hai (Meenaxi) was followed by Satrangi Re (Dil Se)!!

Here's one more - It played Ishwar Allah (1947 - Earth) and Ek Tum Hi Bharosa (Pukar) back -to-back. Though both songs have the words "Ishwar" and "Allah" repeated throughout the song, nowhere in the ID3 tags or the filenames were these words mentioned (which was the explanation I had before I checked the ID3 tags)!!

These are just 3 of many such instances in just 10-15 days in shuffle mode... I've given up... I've stopped analysing and have started enjoying my music these days!!
By Aravind on Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 7:26 AM Post Categories: ,
  1. Anonymous

    I too have had many such experiences like this one whenever I listen to songs in shuffle mode :)

  1. Aravind

    @ aparna:
    many players are becoming intelligent, I guess :P

  1. Anonymous

    Funny!! u know what.... My CD Player loves bose songs a lot that it always plays them only when i put it on random play!

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