What happens when Siri and Wolfram Alpha fail us? We are still in need of humans to interpret and answer questions. This paper explores how expert knowledge and crowdsourcing overlap with the monetary and social benefits of popular Q&A systems.
Using compression as a foundation, Morris takes a look at how rhythm, periodicity and lyrics combine to create music that is meaningful (or not). Incredibly insightful even for non-musicians who like seeing data in different light.