“Artificial Intolerance”, the first single from Pitch Black’s forthcoming album “Third Light”, finds the boys in a playful but questioning mood. The former is evident in the belting bass and bleep heavy breaks that make up the track, the latter in the samples about possible bias in the creation of artificial intelligence code.
“Numerous studies have highlighted that the majority of AI coders are Caucasian and male, and just as many have pointed out the problems that facial recognition programs have in processing people of colour. Then there are concerns about the growing quality of deepfakes and the creeping influence over our viewing and listening habits by recommendation system algorithms” says Mike.
“Paddy and I are far from luddites – we just like to keep an eye on developments, stay aware of the issues and question the alleged perfection of technological systems. After all, there are amazing developments happening in the area of neural networks, for example, where a teenager, Brittany Wenger, can create a "Global Neural Network Cloud Service for Breast Cancer” on her laptop in her bedroom.”
Stepping up on remix duties are two fellow Kiwis, Akcept and SUBSET, both of whom have made regular appearances on Pitch Black’s monthly radio show. Akcept has been making a name for himself in bass circles thanks to his signature blend of dub, roots and heavyweight dread, while SUBSET has been building fans for his deep dub techno sound.
released July 19, 2019
Original written and produced by Michael Hodgson and Patric Free