Vortrag  |  Informatik und Informationswissenschaft

Invited Talk: "Algorithmic decision-making in the digital music ecosystem"

Freitag, 13. Dezember 2019
09:00 – 10:30 Uhr

G 300

Math.-Nat. Sektion, FB Informatik u. Informationswissenschaft

Dr. Christine Bauer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, AT


Algorithmic curation has been adopted by online music platforms to assist listeners in navigating the huge catalogs of music recordings. An ideal music recommender system is meant to propose "the right music, to the right user, at the right moment”. What happens if a music recommender does not consider country-specific variations in music taste? And what happens if so? Besides showcasing country-specific differences in music taste, I will demonstrate performance differences of recommender approaches with and without considering the country context. The differences in the representation of locally and globally popular artists give rise to a new research topic: What is the role of algorithmic curation in promoting diversity in the digital music ecosystem?