Spotify Thinks I Like German Music

April 28, 2021

Spotify collects so much behavioral data, yet I’m amazed at how poorly its AI is utilizing them. Each Discover Weekly playlist of mine for the last two years has included at least one German song. I can hide these songs, I can skip them, and yet nothing has an effect on the recommendations. I’ve already lost count of how many times I’ve been recommended a 20-minute song about the Autobahn. Autobahn? Really?