Spotify takes their cut, so they make something too. If someone is determined not to pay for music, then a paid streaming music service such as Spotify isn’t going to stop them.So Spotify isn’t going to nuke the world’s problem of illegal music sharing overnight.
Each week a new playlist will be made available composed of bands you've been listening to, as well as what other people with similar tastes have been playing.
Some AI driven organizations like Facebook, Google (Alphabet), Amazon, IBM and Microsoft are investing greatly on AI development. However all other “traditional” industries are also being greatly impacted by AI: the automotive industry is facing a revolution with AI powered self driving cars (see my previous post Why Artificial Intelligence Will Need a Legal Personality), the retail supply chain is becoming increasingly efficient thanks to data and AI.
Not everyone is eager for AI to develop and although there are scientists (like Ray Kurzweil) eager to push the development of AI to the next level, some influential personalities in the field (notably Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk) have raised warnings about the need to thread carefully in the rush to develop and deploy AI.
Then streaming music came along, which became the saviour and perhaps the solution to everyone’s problems (well, almost everyone). You start it up, tell it what song / artist you want to listen to, and you start listening.
Every time someone listens to a song, the artist in question gets paid by Spotify. For a start, it doesn’t stop people from illegally pirating music.