Spotify received a new patent to offer song suggestions based on the mood of its users. New Spotify patent Looking at the details, there are some interesting topics. Spotify plans to track variables such as emotional state, gender, age, and accent to improve its advice.
New Spotify patent includes offering users better suggestions
According to Music Business Worldwide reports, Spotify is developing an algorithm to predict what types of music users want to listen to using recordings of speech and background noise. In the reports announcing that this technology has been patented, it is stated that the application was approved on January 12, 2021, when it was made in 2018.
Patent, from the voice of the user ‘from intonation, stress, rhythm and similar speech sounds‘allows inference. The algorithm in question is also emotional state, gender, age, accent and even focuses on processing data such as ambient sounds.
It is said that this algorithm, which can also detect whether the users are alone or with someone, can use speech recognition to make identification based on the audio recording.
Knowing a user’s location or age can also possibly enable Spotify’s current users to listen to music that is particularly popular in their area.
For the time being, it is not known how Spotify will use this feature in a mobile or desktop application, but it seems that it can bring controversy. Because when there is so much doubt about data breach and security, an application’s user collecting data publicly may cause reaction.
According to a Spotify spokesperson, the company filed hundreds of applications like this patent. In some future projects, we may or may not see the patent in question. Most of these patents are not included in the implemented products, and the fate of Spotify’s new patent is currently unclear.
In addition, Apple Music currently allows users to search according to their mood.