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Can AI Be More Efficient Than People in the Steel Orchestra Panorama Judicial System?

Despite its widespread lack of familiarity, AI is a technology that is transforming every walk of life. It is a wide-ranging tool that enables people to rethink how we integrate information, analyze data, and use the resulting insights to improve decision making which can be applied to the lifespan of a band's panorama selection beginning with the choice of tune. Although there is no uniformly agreed upon definition, AI generally is thought to refer to “machines that respond to stimulation consistent with traditional responses from humans, given the human capacity for contemplation, judgment and intention. In the preceding context, I would substitute MACHINES with PANORAMA JUDGES.

Artificial intelligence algorithms are designed to make decisions, often using real-time data. AI systems have the ability to learn and adapt as they make decisions. AI generally is undertaken in conjunction with machine learning and data analytics.

Machine learning takes data and looks for underlying trends. Software designers can take that knowledge and use it to analyze specific issues, all that is required are data that are sufficiently robust that algorithms can discern useful patterns.

If Panorama survives in its competitive form, is it not reasonable to imagine that in the age of AI, considering the trend that has emerged over the lifetime of the competition, a formula for a winning panorama tune can be successfully mapped by employing algorithmic thinking?

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You all should check out the LICENSE PLATES READER SYSTEM that is being use to collect data all across AMERICA and relay it to CENTRAL SERVERS.

Everything begins with DATA COLLECTION!!!

Allyuh OVERRATING BEVERLEY and PAN TRINBAGO!!! Remember that she will be running that organization for another 11 years!!!

Can AI Be More Efficient Than People in the Steel Orchestra Panorama Judicial System?

Thank you Mr. Providence, just thinking out loud.

The Future will require a well funded INVESTMENT to provide the CHANGE.

Who's going to take the LEAD?

Who will make the INVESTMENT?

Would it be OUTSOURCED to a third party?

Automating the Panorama Judicial System threatens employment opportunities of the select few, annually.

Operating from a level of efficiency requires training, expertise and process development.

Thank You Mr. ODW!!!


I hope Pan Trinbago is listening.  Tomorrow, is already here.

Is there currently an example of a machine algorithm used to adjudicate a subjective competition, like say Olympic Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Music Festival etc?

If so, what has been the feedback?

Can an algorithm FEEL the music?   Interpret the presentation?   For Panorama judging, how would it adjudicate "general performance"?


Hope the VIDEOS in the discussion helps...

A Panorama Question - How can there be a discrepancy of 28 points between two judges?


Although the administrators of this page interpreted my narrative as relating to Panorama Judging and the judges as the subject of the post suggests, my thoughts were not limited to that aspect of the competition, as much as it attempted to address the limitless possibilities available to arrangers, especially those associated with bands with deep pockets in the age of AI.

I will attempt to address the following comment by odw:

QUESTION: odw asks; Can AI be more efficient than people in the panorama judicial system?

REPLY: Russell Providence is suggesting that AI can be more efficient than PANORAMA ARRANGERS, not just the panorama judicial system.

COMMENT: odw believes that the future will require a well funded investment to provide the change.

RESPONSE: Yes. The future will require a well funded investment, and bands with deep pockets and/or the available manpower resources in-house will jump ahead in this regard.

Q1: Who's going to take the lead?

A1: Bands with deep pockets will take the lead. By making capital investments, or commissioning band members with the capacity to undertake such a task.

Q2: Who will take the lead

A2: See below.

Q3: Who will make the investment?

A3: See below.

Q4: Will it be outsourced to a third party?

A4: See below.

Consider the time frame given below, and what may be required to collate and analyze the data (winning, and/or top two or three panorama arrangements), and employ algorithmic thinking to design pragmatic solutions.

Lets try and use this AI to reduce crime in Trinidad first. The key plan here is to get Despers to go back home.

Dear Mr. Patrick,

herein lies one of some people's biggest problems, their inability to walk and chew gum at the same time.

If that is your concern sir, why don't you start a petition to that effect? This forum is available to you my friend. If you do not possess the capacity to intelligently respond to this conversation, you should have done the mature thing and refrained from commenting.

I am confused as to why you choose to comment on the Desperadoes Panyard issue (which in my country bookie opinion is a non issue) in this discussion, and not on this one below that addresses the issue of Desperadoes, which as of now has no comments.

I suppose that a gentleman who has been democratically elected by the members of The Desperadoes Steel Orchestra may have spoken on behalf of that institution, as I see no other official voice rebutting or contradicting what Dr. Fletcher is reported as having said. Wouldn't you agree Mr. Patrick that it would be more productive to deal with that issue where it was raised sir?

Mr. Patrick, any child will tell you that in March 2020, trying to find a cure for EBOLA  on CORVID-19 forum is utterly backward and expressly OUTTA TIMING sir. 

Yours respectfully,

Russell Providence.

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