LANDR, is Automated Mastering the future of Audio?

If you are reading this, you have no doubt heard of the a new automated mastering service called LANDR, which claims to master your audio in mere seconds by computers for hardly any money. If you haven't yet, check out Mastering Engineer Ian Shepherd's deep look into the service and what it does to your audio.

The point I've taken from all of this is that no cookie-cutter formula works for all music. Although it's cool that technology allows for such things, and the results are Ok (I'd say the lower intensity version is passable), I think it's important to be wary and not forget the human element in art. No art should ever be treated exactly the same.