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Leading online radio service AccuRadio to debut AI-driven channels designed for every conceivable human activity


Chicago (3/30/23) -- As artificial intelligence (AI) is on the brink of exciting new horizons that will transform many fields including media, leading online radio service AccuRadio enters the cutting edge of this trend: This weekend AccuRadio will launch of a plethora of mood- and activity-based channels using its recently-developed AccuGPT music curation tool, Founder/CEO Kurt Hanson announced today.

“While most online music services offer channels such as ‘Dinner Party Music,’ they ignore the broadest range of different expectations and needs of listeners' specific dining experiences -- e.g., the cuisine being offered (e.g., sushi vs. pizza vs. rack of lamb), the level of formality of the event, the number of guests, the weather (if outdoor dining), and so forth,” Hanson noted. “By harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, we now have the ability to fine-tune the experience for the benefit of individual AccuRadio listeners across North America and beyond.

AccuRadio’s VP of Programming, Paul Maloney noted this is a unique blast into the future: “Every streaming provider has channels for ‘working out’ and ‘driving,’ but we’ve harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to recognize nearly ANY human activity, and dynamically generate a playlist that’s perfect for any of life’s moments.”

Pre-populated channels include, “Waiting in Line at the DMV” and “I Can’t Find My Glasses” — but the list is endless, particular once AccuRadio's AI automatically enables camera access to track a listener's activities, including...

  • Songs for a Text Break-Up
  • Blind Date Bluegrass
  • Rock-Climbing Rock (Indoor Wall)
  • Rock-Climbing Roll (Outdoors)
  • Deep Dish Dance
  • Cat Cuddling on a Chaise
  • Siberian Husky Walking (12-Minute Mile Pace)
  • Welsh Corgi Walking (15-Minute Mile Pace)
  • Salsa Sounds for a Scalp Massage
  • Third-Date Thrash Metal
  • Uptempo Tunes for Aquarium Cleaning
  • Mellow Tunes for Aquarium Cleaning (Salt-Water)

Noted AccuRadio's EVP of Promotion Todd Manley, “Look, we all do more than ‘Work Out’ or ‘Get Over a Broken Heart.’ Where’s the music for life’s other moments, like giving a restaurant a 3-star Yelp review because it rained the day you were there, or reaching to grab the ‘good slices’ from the middle of a loaf of bread? I'm kidding a little bit, but you see my greater point: These moments need a soundtrack!”

CEO Hanson explains how the company spent almost a full year developing AccuGPT: “Once our employees agreed to be subjects. our AI, AccuGPT, began audio and video monitoring of their moods and activities, eventually learning enough to intelligently and dynamically create channels based on any mood they were feeling or activity they were doing at any given moment.”

The technology, Hanson said, is lifestyle-reflective, using activity and mood data that the AI obtains from a steadily-increasing number of sources -- listeners’ browser histories, transactions at their financial institutions, data from their Nest thermostats, Ring doorbells, Alexa and Google Home smart speaker devices, the musical selections they’ve previously made on Spotify, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, and even Audacy, and, in the near future (if desired by the AI), data from their Sleep Number beds.

The first tranche of 47,000 new AI-programmed music channels will debut on Monday, April 3rd, with a special “Sneak Preview” beginning two days earlier (i.e., this coming Saturday), noted AccuRadio’s Senior Advisor and board member John Gehron.


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About AccuRadio:
Launched in the summer of 2000 by radio researcher (and RAIN News publisher) Kurt Hanson and FM rock radio programmer Paul Maloney, who hoped to encourage broadcasters to embrace the variety and personalization made possible by Internet delivery of radio, AccuRadio has grown into an easy-to-use, human-curated (by a team of music lovers, musicians, and genre experts, not algorithms), and personalizable service. Now featuring over 1,400 music channels (which can be blended together into over 47 trillion possible combinations), AccuRadio has online music’s most adult, upscale, and loyal audience

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