Music streaming service Spotify is working on a new speech-recognition tool that will suggest songs depending on your mood. It is aiming to target users with more relevant and appropriate content, whether it be music or podcast recommendations or potential advertising. Spotify has been granted a patent with technology that uses users' speech and background noise to curate music and recommend them. The company had filed for the patent in 2018, and it got approved on January 12, 2021.
Spotify is known for its algorithm that suggests new audio content for its users based on previous listening habits, so it's unsurprising that it would want to add other metrics to enhance its capabilities and accuracy.With this, there also comes a privacy concern, as in recent times, it has become a growing concern for big companies like Google and Facebook. Apple is also making it more challenging for companies to track users and show personalized ads. However, people are used to Google Ai, Siri, Alexa, and many other voice assistants and apps to ease their lives.
"Spotify has filed patent applications for hundreds of inventions, and we regularly file new applications. Some of these patents become part of future products, while others don't. Our ambition is to create the best audio experience out there, but we don't have any news to share at this time,"a Spotify spokesperson said in a statement.