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How Spotify’s Algorithm Knows Exactly What You Want to Listen To

A set of powerful algorithms use your music and your personal details to shape your entire listening experience

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Photo: Aytac Unal/Anadolu Agency/Getty

Spotify is doing everything it can to get you to listen to more music.

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Dave Gershgorn

Dave Gershgorn

Senior Writer at OneZero covering surveillance, facial recognition, DIY tech, and artificial intelligence. Previously: Qz, PopSci, and NYTimes.