Personalized Playlists at Spotify
Spotify has released a wide range of personalized features, out of which we will cover two personalized playlist products: Discover Weekly and Release Radar. We will go through some of the Machine Learning models that go into making these playlists. We will talk about some of the challenges faced while building such products, lessons learnt and open areas for improvement.
Rohan is a Machine Learning Engineer at Spotify where he works on Collaborative Filtering and NLP models which power the Discover Weekly and Release Radar features. During his time at Spotify, he has also worked on real time models for ad targeting, playlist recommendations as well as providing a Personalization Service as a piece of infrastructure to other teams within Spotify. Prior to joining Spotify, Rohan was at Columbia University from where he obtained a Masters Degree in CS.