World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin and the Power of the Pentatonic Scale
Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event “Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus”, from the 2009 World Science Festival, June 12, 2009.
"…the reason I’m so bullish on artificial intelligence isn’t because I have such a high regard for AI, but because I have such a low regard for biologic intelligence. Christian argues that computers are good at analytic, left-brain stuff, but humans will fight back with our awesomely passionate right-brain abilities (i.e., we’ll ‘learn how to be better friends, artists, teachers, parents, lovers.’) But you know what? I’ve watched ‘The Bachelor’, and it mostly proves that love can be cynically engineered just as well as any suspension bridge."