Season 2 Episode 19
Music is universal. It transcends language. Melodies have the power to trigger strong emotions. In fact, our brains release dopamine - the “feel good” hormone - when we listen to music.
Our guest, Spotify’s Chief R&D officer Gustav Söderström, has been helping to bring the magic of music, personalized playlists, and as of more recently also podcasts, to people around the world.
Pieter and Gustav discuss the platform’s early approach to AI & ML, how he wants to help content creators reach more listeners, and the technological details of Spotify’s ability to automatically generate millions of new playlists every day.
Full transcript available here.
| Host: Pieter Abbeel | Executive Producers: Alice Patel & Henry Tobias Jones | Production: Fresh Air Production