The Nelson Browser App Gives Users a Look at Spotify's AI

 - Feb 6, 2018
References: theverge & gizmodo
Thanks to the Nelson browser application, Spotify Premium users can now customize and adjust the streaming platform's recommendation algorithm. The easy to use application presents users with several sliders that each represent the audio features that guide the Spotify algorithm. From there, users can manipulate these sliders to change and affect the outcome of the recommendations playlist. The sliders are separated into various categories, including popularity, tempo, energy, acousticness, danceability, instrumentalness, liveness and spechiness. The system may seem complex, but each variable is fairly easy to understand and users can easily discover the qualities they find most appealing.

the Nelson browser application raises two interesting points for the music streaming platform. The first, gives users insight into how Spotify recommendations work, and the variables that the AI uses to discover music. The second, gives Spotify another sense of customization as users can now further tailor their experiences in the streaming system.

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