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YouTube Music to Now Automatically Download 500 Songs for Users

Earlier in May, between YouTube Music and Google Play Music, Google crossed the 15 million global subscribers mark

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The YouTube Music app is displayed on a mobile phone in Los Angeles. VOA

With an extended offline mixtape feature, YouTube Music would now automatically download up to 500 songs based on users’ likes and listening history for offline listening.

This new version of the mixtape feature is called ‘smart downloads’ and the selection would download songs from users’ Liked Songs playlist, other favourite playlists and albums, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

As part of the feature, users would be able to set a limit for how much music smart downloads would pull down and the process only happens at night, when the phone is connected to Wi-Fi.

As of now, elaborated roll-out details of the feature remain unclear.

Other apps including video-streaming platform Netflix are also moving into this lane.

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FILE – Silhouettes are seen in front of a Youtube logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica, Oct. 29, 2014. VOA

Netflix’s smart downloads feature lets users save the next episode of whatever’s being watched and automatically delete episodes users have already finished.

Earlier in March, YouTube Music made the second big debut of the global music streaming giant in India after Swedish platform Spotify made its way into the country in May.

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Within the first week of its launch in India. the app had hit the three million downloads mark.

Earlier in May, between YouTube Music and Google Play Music, Google crossed the 15 million global subscribers mark. (IANS)

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Will Pay Users For Recording to Improve Speech Recognition: Facebook

Facebook to pay users to record their voice to help improve speech recognition

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Facebook will pay select users who agree to record their voice to improve its speech recognition technology. Lifetime Stock

Facebook has announced it will pay select users who agree to record their voice to improve its speech recognition science and technology.

According to The Verge, the social networking giant he company will pay select users to record snippets of audio through a new programme called “Pronunciations in its Viewpoints market research app.

If you qualify to be part of the programme, you’ll be able to record the phrase “Hey Portal,” followed by the first name of a friend from your friends” list.

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Although one user will be able to make only $5, this is an interesting approach by Facebook to improve its artificial intelligence-driven transcription skills. Lifetime Stock

“You’ll be able to do this with the names of up to 10 friends, and you have to record each statement twice,” the report said on Thursday.

The Facebook announcement comes at a time when several tech companies like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google have paused their audio transcription programmes after reports emerged that third-party contractors were listening to audio recordings.

Also Read- Tech Giant Google Removes 600 “Disruptive” Apps on Android From Play Store

Amazon now lets users opt-out of audio recording “review.”

Although one user will be able to make only $5, this is an interesting approach by Facebook to improve its artificial intelligence-driven transcription skills. (IANS)