Spotify's Gustav Söderström on machine learning to personalize user experiences
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Music is universal. It transcends language. Melodies have the power to trigger strong emotions. In fact, our brains release dopamine - the “feel good” hormone - when we listen to music.


Today’s guest, Spotify’s Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström, has been helping to bring the magic of music, personalized playlists, and as of more recently podcasts to people around the world. He’s also led the platform to personalize individual content experiences with the help of artificial intelligence.


Pieter and Gustav discuss the platform’s early approach to AI & ML, how he wants to help content creators reach more listeners, and the technological details of Spotify’s ability to automatically generate millions of new playlists every day.


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