Spotify buys AI firm Niland to power recommendations, stave off Apple Music advances
In an escalating war with Apple Music, streaming music market leader Spotify on Thursday announced the acquisition of Niland, a small machine learning startup or start-up may refer to: Booting, an initialization period that computers and electronics go through when first turned on Project commissioning, the act of starting for the first time a technical whose technology will help deliver song recommendations to users may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications.
Announced via Spotify’s, the Niland acquisition is Spotify’s fourth this year, and marks an ongoing initiative to stay ahead of competitors like Apple Music.
A small startup headquartered in Paris,developed machine learning algorithms to analyze digital music. Prior to Spotify’s purchase, Niland offered music search and recommendation services to “innovative music companies” through custom APIs.
For example, Niland marketed its AI and audio processing process is a set of activities that interact to achieve a result technology is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation by offering content creators and publishers a specialized audio may refer to search engine engine or motor is a machine designed to convert one form of energy into mechanical energy. Customers were able to upload tracks for processing and receive a list of similar sounding songs. The technology could also be used to surface similar tracks within a particular catalog, making for a powerful recommendation engine.
Going further, Niland’s tech can extract complex metadata pertaining to mood, type of voice human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc, instrumentation, genre and tempo. The firm’s APIs automatically process and tag these sonic watermarks for keyword searches like “pop female voice” or “jazz saxophone.”
Some of the same features went into a music recommendation may refer to: Something akin to a norm, or norm A computer-generated recommendation created by a recommender system European Union recommendation, in international law W3C recommendation, in engine that offered suggestions based on mood, activity, genre ], “kind” or “sort”, from Latin genus (stem gener-), Greek γένος, génos) is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon, song song, most broadly, is a single (and often standalone) work of music that is typically intended to be sung by the human voice with distinct and fixed pitches and patterns using sound and silence style and other phenomenology, the terms the Other and the Constitutive Other identify the other human being, in his and her differences from the Self, as being a cumulative, constituting factor in the self-image factors. Spotify is most likely looking to integrate the AI-based engine into its app in the near term.
“Niland has changed the game for how AI technology can optimize music search or search may refer to: Search and rescue Search and seizure, a police procedure Searching (horse) (1952–1973), a racehorse Bayesian search theory, looking for a target Search Games, looking for an and recommendation capabilities and shares Spotify’s passion for surfacing the right content to the right are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal user at the right time,” Spotify said in a statement.
Niland’s team will be relocated to Spotify’s office in New York, where they will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive help the streaming stream is a body of moving water giant improve its recommendation and personalization technologies.
The move comes “” (/ˈkoʊmiːz/ KOH-meez), plural “comites” (/ˈkɒmɪtiːz/ KOM-i-teez), is the Latin word for “companion”, either individually or as a member of a collective denominated a “comitatus”, especially the amidst a wider race to deliver the perfect personalized listening experience. Industry rivals are looking for ways to develop customized playlists, and Spotify appears to be investing heavily in intelligent software.
Apple Music, on the other hand, touted human-curated playlists when it launched. Since then, Apple has integrated its own software-driven recommendation assets, the latest being iOS 10’s “ .”
News of the Niland is a surname acquisition may refer to: Takeover, the acquisition of a company Mergers and acquisitions, strategy of buying and selling of various companies to quickly grow a company Procurement, the acquisition of goods or arrives less than a month after Spotify announced the purchase of , a blockchain startup focused that developed technologies for registering, identifying, tracking and managing content or contents may refer to across the internet.
The buying spree comes amid rapid growth for Spotify, which service may refer to is said to boast more than 100 million million (1,000,000) or one thousand thousand is the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001 users.hit a milestone 50 million paid subscribers. Counting free-to-stream listeners, the
By comparison, Apple Music reached 20 million Apple apple tree (Malus pumila, commonly and erroneously called Malus domestica) is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple executive Jimmy Iovine in a recent interview said the product would have “400 million people on it” if a free tier was offered.</span>, though
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