Machine Learning

Machine learning touches every aspect of Spotify’s business. It is used to help listeners discover content via recommendations and search, generate playlists, extract audio content-rich signals for cataloging and other content-based applications, understanding voice commands, serve ads, develop business metrics and optimization algorithms, create music with AI-assisted tools, and more. Central to these endeavors is a commitment to cultivate expertise in the latest approaches as we advance the state of the art in machine learning methodology and applications. Of particular interest are approaches in reinforcement learning, approximate inference, graphical models, causal inference, deep learning, time series modeling, and meta-model learning.

Latest Machine Learning Publications

September 2020 | RecSys

Contextual and Sequential User Embeddings for Large-Scale Music Recommendation

Casper Hansen, Christian Hansen, Lucas Maystre, Rishabh Mehrotra, Brian Brost, Federico Tomasi, Mounia Lalmas

August 2020 | KDD

Bandit based Optimization of Multiple Objectives on a Music Streaming Platform

Rishabh Mehrotra, Niannan Xue, Mounia Lalmas

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