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Spotify taps OpenAI for innovative new AI DJ feature

Spotify taps OpenAI for innovative new AI DJ feature
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Spotify has launched a new AI DJ feature that lets users customize their listening experience even further.

DJ will be able to personalize your listening experience even further by delivering a curated playlist of music with realistic commentary around the tracks it’s playing. If you’ve been using Spotify as your primary streaming service for awhile, DJ will know your music taste quite well–and even how it’s changed over the years.

Sweden-based streaming platform Spotify undoubtedly has one of the best, if the not the best, music discovery algorithm amongst its competitors. They are constantly adding new features to enhance the listening experience of its users, and their newest AI DJ is the latest notch in their utility belt.

According to Spotify’s announcement, “It will sort through the latest music and look back at some of your old favorites—maybe even resurfacing that song you haven’t listened to for years. It will then review what you might enjoy and deliver a stream of songs picked just for you. And what’s more, it constantly refreshes the lineup based on your feedback.”

How Spotify’s AI DJ works

Since Spotify has your listening habits down perfectly, they’re able to combine a number of their technologies, including their personalization engine, to curate a list of top-notch music recommendations.

Once their personalization technology has what it needs, it’s tapped into generative AI, which leans heavily on their editors. Spotify states that their editors will be able to “scale their innate knowledge in ways never before possible.”

To create the voice Spotify used a voice model from their own Head of Cultural Partnerships, Xavier “X” Jernigan, and fed it into their newly acquired Sonantic program.

Introducing DJ | Spotify on YouTube

How to turn on Spotify’s AI DJ

  1. Go to your music feed on your home page on the iOS or Android.
  2. Tap “Play” on the DJ card.
  3. That’s it! Spotify will take it from there. If you’re not liking what it’s giving you, simply tap the DJ button at the bottom right of the screen to switch it up.

In late 2021, Spotify announced that users were able to leave reviews for podcasts. A few months prior, the streaming giant gave the green light to upload DJ mixes to its platform.


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