Music streaming platform Spotify has recently announced to roll out a new technology that will allow to analyze your voice and suggest songs based on your “emotional state, gender, age, or accent”.
The patent would allow Spotify to “make observations” about a user’s environment and emotions using speech recognition technology.
The streaming platform could then play music reflecting their mood or even their social setting – “e.g. alone, small group, party,” according to the patent.
“It is common for a media streaming application to include features that provide personalized media recommendations to a user,” explained the platform in its application.
However, it continued, the current approach for discerning a user’s tastes is unsatisfactory, because it requires them “to tediously input answers to multiple queries” about their age, gender and favourite bands.
This new technology is one of several technical innovations that the music giant patented over the last year.
Earlier, Spotify had launched its services in Russia and 12 other music markets as part of its expansion strategy after breaking into India in 2019.
The music streamer had begun offering free and subscription services in 13 new markets, which include Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Moldavia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.
Spotify,however, had entered in 92 global markets after these launches.