This Machine Learning System Thinks About Music Like You Do

If you’ve ever let Spotify DJ your party and then found yourself asking, a half an hour in, “Spotify, what are you thinking?”—well, it actually may be thinking a lot like you. Scientists reported in a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that they’ve created a machine-learning system that processes sound just like humans, whether it’s discerning the meaning of a word or classifying music by genre.

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