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Spotify wants to know your “emotional state” for music recommendations

A Spotify patent has detailed the company’s plans to incorporate speech recognition into how it makes content recommendations. It’s apparently exploring how it could use voice data to determine a user’s emotional state, gender, age or accent — so you could end up with music or podcast recommendations that literally suit your mood.

The patent, spotted by Music Business Worldwide, was filed back in February 2018 but only granted earlier this month. It details a system wherein a “provided audio signal,”, presumably microphone input, is analyzed to determine the personal traits of the speaker, as well as hints to their physical and social environments. Spotify would then suggest content it deems most suitable to the user and their surroundings.

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