spotify ai dj

Artificial Intelligence (AI) wants all our jobs and DJs are not safe either, AI DJ is a new Spotify feature that has just been launched. It is a personalized AI guide that chooses the music for you, based on your tastes.

The AI DJ delivers a personalized lineup of music, along with commentary about the tracks and artists that Spotify thinks you’ll love. The feature, which is currently in beta, sorts through the latest music releases, as well as your old favorites, and uses generative AI technology, combined with Spotify’s personalization algorithms, to deliver a stream of songs that are picked just for you.

How Does AI DJ Work?

To create the AI DJ, Spotify reimagined the way users listen to music on the platform. The AI DJ combines Spotify’s personalization technology with generative AI through the use of OpenAI technology. Spotify’s music editors use the generative AI tool to provide insightful facts about the music, artists, and genres you’re listening to.

Spotify’s editors are experts in their respective genres and have an innate knowledge of music and culture. With the generative AI tool, they can scale their expertise in ways that were never before possible. The combination of the editors’ expertise and the generative AI tool allows the AI DJ to deliver personalized commentary about the music you’re listening to, making the experience even more engaging.

The AI DJ also uses a dynamic AI voice platform from Sonantic, a company recently acquired by Spotify. The platform brings to life stunningly realistic voices from text, creating a unique and personalized experience for users.

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Xavier “X” Jernigan, Spotify’s Head of Cultural Partnerships, served as the first model for the DJ’s voice. X was previously one of the hosts on Spotify’s first (and personalized) morning show, The GetUp. His personality and voice resonated with listeners and resulted in a loyal following for the podcast. The AI DJ’s voice will continue to evolve, and Spotify plans to iterate and innovate with the feature as it does with all of its products.

How to Use Spotify’s AI DJ?

The AI DJ is rolling out in English, starting with Spotify Premium users in the U.S. and Canada. To access the feature,

  1. head to your Music Feed on the Home page of the Spotify mobile app on your iOS or Android device.
  2. Tap Play on the DJ card, and let Spotify do the rest. The AI DJ will serve up a lineup of music, along with a short commentary on the songs and artists, picked just for you.

If you’re not feeling the vibe, just hit the DJ button at the bottom right of the screen to be taken to a different genre, artist, or mood. The more you listen and give feedback, the better the AI DJ’s recommendations will become.

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