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Nick Cave's answer to the above question, from his great Red Hand Files website, is the best explanation of what's great about music. Ol' Nick the stripper knows: Dear Peter,  In Yuval Noah Harari’s brilliant new book 21 Lessons for the 21stCentury, he writes that Artificial Intelligence, with its limitless potential and connectedness, will ultimately render many humans redundant in the work place. This sounds entirely feasible. However, he goes on to say that AI will be able to write better songs than humans can. He says, and excuse my simplistic summation, that we listen to songs to make us feel certain...

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