The ‘How Bad Is Your Spotify’ Bot rotates you relentlessly about your terrible music tastes

The Pudding Spotify bot will highlight your musical tastes and provide thorough roasting. Have you ever had that moment when you’re listening to terrible music and suddenly your headphones unplug for some reason and you’re left horribly put to death as the music is horrific blame out through your phone and everyone looks at you and judges you? You might not have felt that feeling lately given that we’ve been stuck at home for almost a year now, and almost every interaction we’ve had was virtual.

The Pudding, a digital culture site, has launched an AI bot that explicitly judges your bad taste in music. The AI ​​bot not only ridicules you for your boring music tastes, but ensures you keep laughing at yourself while it wreaks havoc on us. Even if you consider yourself an elite music listener, the AI ​​will ensure that it breaks all the ‘music-listening-listener-persona’ you’ve built into your head. In its essence and character, the bot is a feather on the crown that the year 2020 rollercoaster ride has been.

To get the bot rolling its eyes at you for your pathetic music tastes, you can go to Judge My Spotify. The bot who is ‘trained to evaluate your music tastes’ will greet you and ask you to login to your Spotify account.

Mike Lacher, one of the brains behind the witty bot, says, “We wanted to do something similar to Spotify Wrapped, but instead of celebrating your music, it would insult it. For us personally, we knew that the things we privately stream were often embarrassing, so we thought it would be funny to make a bot that would look through all those things and will judge you. We wanted him to feel like a critical friend, or the clerk of a snobbish record shop. ”

The bot explains that he was “trained on a corpus of over two million good objective music indicators, including Pitchfork reviews, record store recommendations, and subreddits you’ve never heard of,” as his qualification to judge tastes your music.

As a prolific user of Spotify, I was excited to try the bot as soon as I heard about it. I consider myself as someone who has a pretty decent taste in music, even though I have some guilty pleasures. I wanted to know what the AI ​​could possibly fool me with, since my frequent playlists are all rock music from the 60s – and hey, I don’t make the rules but no one ridicules music rock of the 60s.

Once logged in, the bot no longer wastes time exchanging wishes and heads straight to our roast.

At one particular instant of roasting, the bot even asks us if we’re ‘right’?

Here we can either answer ‘yes why’ or ‘not really’.

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But if you want to select the ‘not really’ option, the bot softens immediately.

After a few more humorous insults, the bot gives us its final verdict. Everyone is devoted to the kind of evil their Spotify is. We also get to see what percentage of ‘basic’ we are.

If you still haven’t, go straight to the ‘How Bad Is Your Spotify’ page and be judged by one sweet ‘sophisticated AI’. But once you’re thoroughly roasted … don’t feel too bad, because Lacher admitted the whole thing was a bit of a gag. “Spoiler alert, the bot thinks everything is bad,” he said. “There’s no way to get you to think your music is good. We look at your listening history for your most listened to artists, tracks, albums and genres, and then try to give you the best insult of a large corpus of them. No matter what your tastes, the bot hates it. “

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