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The machine learning behind your Spotify Discover Weekly playlist

In this video, Sophia Ciocca discusses the machine learning algorithms behind Spotify’s extraordinarily popular Discover Weekly playlist. Sophia provides a brief introduction to what the playlist is, explains how music recommendation engines have evolved over time, then breaks down the three main algorithm types powering Spotify’s recommendations: (1) collaborative filtering, (2) Natural Language Processing (NLP), and (3) Raw audio analysis.

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