A new app developed by the digital media website The Pudding is here to judge—and possibly troll—your streaming habits on Spotify.
The A.I. bot technology “Mercilessly judges your taste in music on Spotify,” according to the media outlet’s announcement on Wednesday. Users must allow the app (check it out here) to access their Spotify data, and it will then compare recently-streamed songs to the collection of data which they’re describing as “a corpus of over two million indicators of objectively good music, including Pitchfork reviews, record store recommendations, and subreddits you’ve never heard.”
Branded like an alternative experience to those trendy 2020 Wrapped end-of-the-year presentations that Spotify rolled out recently, this time users will reportedly be given the task of choosing a “F–k, Marry, Kill” scenario with three of your favorite artists, and judged in other ways.
Spotify was recently reported to be developing “Plagiarism Risk Detector And Interface” technology, patent-pending, which would both accurately and efficiently inform songwriters or labels with the approval, or rejection, of a new composition that may include plagiarized elements. The popular streaming platform for music and podcast content has also supposedly been working on a forthcoming in-app karaoke feature.
New project! We built an A.I. bot that mercilessly judges your taste in music on Spotify. See how your data stacks up against millions of indicators of objectively good music, including Pitchfork reviews and record store recommendations https://t.co/YPtUjKUNE6
— The Pudding (@puddingviz) December 23, 2020