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Spotify boss reveals it’s too early to know Joe Rogan row impact

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Spotify’s boss says it is “too early to know” how the controversy over Joe Rogan’s podcast, which averages 11m listeners an episode, has hit the streaming service

Musicians, including Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, asked for their music to be removed from the platform following criticism that the US broadcaster has helped to spread COVID misinformation.

Spotify has projected slower subscriber growth for this quarter, one of many tech companies to start 2022 not as well as planned.

The streaming company’s shares fell by more than 10% in after-hours trading.

“Usually when we’ve had controversies in the past, those are measured in months, not days,” Spotify’s chief executive Daniel Ek told investors.

“We don’t change our policies based on one creator, nor do we change based on any media cycle or calls from anyone else,” he added.

Spotify revealed earlier this week that it was working to add advisory warnings to any podcast discussing COVID.

The streamer has also made public rules which give it the power to remove or suspend users and podcasts that promote dangerous falsehoods.

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OpenAI terminates AI risk protection team

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Less than a year after its inception, OpenAI has made the decision to dissolve its team dedicated to researching long-term risks associated with AI.

The team, formed with the intention of studying and mitigating potential risks stemming from advanced AI systems, was a notable part of OpenAI’s broader mission to ensure that AI is developed and used responsibly.

Dr Karen Sutherland from University of the Sunshine Coast #featured

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What are the biggest takeaways from the Second global AI summit?

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Top executives from leading tech companies committed to prioritising safety in the development and deployment of artificial intelligence technologies at the Second Global AI Summit.

During the summit, representatives from major corporations such as Google, Microsoft, and IBM outlined specific measures they will take to ensure that AI systems are developed and deployed responsibly.

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss. #featured #trending

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Microsoft reporting for duty with top tier title

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Major Gamepass addition are on the way, with Call of Duty: Black Ops title.

Reports suggest this as the largest addition to the service since its launch, indicating a strategic effort to boost subscription numbers in a challenging market. The decision, likely to be officially announced during the upcoming Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, reflects a shift in the gaming landscape and Microsoft’s commitment to Game Pass. Despite potential drawbacks such as upsetting existing subscribers and sacrificing direct sales revenue. #Featured #Trending

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