Friday, August 20, 2010

MIR in action: ISMIR 2010: applications

MIR in action: ISMIR 2010: applications: "Scott Miller presented an action-packed poster on a GeoShuffle iphone app which, amongst other things, recommends music based on geo location information. In a nice experiment GeoShuffle was given to a number of users for three weeks. During that time it created playlists for them, randomly switching between several different playlist generation methods every hour or so. Meanwhile their skip rate was recorded, to see which playlist generation algorithm they liked the best. A method that chose similar songs to those listened to while travelling on the same path was by far the best. Conclusion: humans are creatures of habit!"