Spotify Buys AI Company That Makes Podcast Previews

Spotify has acquired Podz. The startup uses machine learning to preview podcasts.


Spotify continues to bet on its podcast department. The latest hire here is Podz, a startup that aims to make it easier to discover new podcasts.

The company’s technology automatically creates podcast preview clips by using machine learning to analyze the recording to string together key moments.

The streaming service has indicated that that technology will be integrated into its own platform. That would make Spotify’s podcast platform a lot faster than others, where podcast creators are expected to edit their previews themselves.

This should especially make it easier for users to browse through podcasts because it should also increase the number of short preview clips.

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