A new project coming out of UC Santa Cruz is using artificial intelligence to generate a podcast. This AI generates the narrative and the voices that read the narrative. The fictional storyline is based on an American county called Sheldon County, and it generates unique characters in that county, weaving through their individual experiences. While the entire podcast won’t be ready until 2019, you can listen to bits of the initial episodes (see above link).
For now, this project is just one storyline, but the PhD student behind it plans to have the AI generate completely personalized podcast series—entirely different for each individual who wants to listen.
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