Spotify CEO Daniel Ek shares the company's new endeavor and thoughts about AI
Sat down with Spotify CEO Daniel Ek to discuss the company's new pursuit within Audiobooks, as well as how he's thinking about artificial intelligence and competing with Big Tech's operating systems.
Jules Terpak: Thank you for your time, Daniel. How are you feeling today?
Daniel Ek: I feel pretty excited.
Daniel Ek: So today is a big step in the evolution of Spotify.
Steven Bartlett: Curious and humble, that's exactly what Spotify is.
Podcaster: Saved the music industry after Napster and the piracy era killed the CD business.
Alexandra Cooper: Spotify, one of the biggest in the audio space. I'm not gonna sit here and be like, yeah, you know, it's cool. Like, this is insane that I signed this.
Spotify commentator: Discover Weekly, every week you get a personalized playlist. Wrapped in its inception, it was just a way to give back to Spotify users.
Spotify’s AI DJ: Hey Max, what's going on? I'm X and from this moment on, I'm going to be your own personal AI DJ on Spotify. Let's go.
Lex Fridman: How do you think?
Daniel Ek: We're really, really excited to be here today to talk about what we've been working on and bring it front and center to this audience.
Jules Terpak: Hi everyone. I'm here with Daniel Ek, co-founder and CEO of Spotify, a platform that has revolutionized how we've listened to music since its launch in 2008. Today, it's the world's largest audio streaming subscription service with over half a billion users.
Today, we're here for the Future of Audiobooks event, which we'll of course be discussing among a few other fascinating topics of the moment.