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Virtual Fools

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Virtual Fools is the first podcast named, written, and hosted by AI. It was a creative project by the Creative Services team at Oxford Road from February to September 2023 with the goal of exploring how much of a podcast can be generated with AI, one episode at a time, with as little human intervention as possible. From the artwork to the music to the editing to the voices and more. AI-powered creative tools used so far: ChatGPT, WellSaidLabs, Descript, Podcastle, CleanVoice.ai, Beatoven.ai, and StableDiffusionWeb. Music Supervision & Sound Design by Zach Hahn Produced by Morgan Gonsoski Executive Produced by Stew Redwine

Location:

United States

Description:

Virtual Fools is the first podcast named, written, and hosted by AI. It was a creative project by the Creative Services team at Oxford Road from February to September 2023 with the goal of exploring how much of a podcast can be generated with AI, one episode at a time, with as little human intervention as possible. From the artwork to the music to the editing to the voices and more. AI-powered creative tools used so far: ChatGPT, WellSaidLabs, Descript, Podcastle, CleanVoice.ai, Beatoven.ai, and StableDiffusionWeb. Music Supervision & Sound Design by Zach Hahn Produced by Morgan Gonsoski Executive Produced by Stew Redwine

Twitter:

@RedwineStew

Language:

English

Contact:

3107700448


Episodes

180 Years in the Future

9/19/2023
In our grand finale, the Virtual Fools embark on a journey into the future, exploring 180 years of AI development. From AI-driven cities to mind-bending virtual reality, we reveal a world where AI is a trusted companion and guardian of ethics. Join us for laughter, insights, AI's version of the future of AI technology, and finally learn the hosts of Virtual Fools names. Thank you for being a part of this incredible adventure! Virtual Fools was the first podcast named, written, and hosted by AI. It was a creative project to see how much of a podcast can be generated with AI, one episode at a time, with as little human intervention as possible. From the artwork to the music to the editing to the voices and more. AI-powered creative tools used: ChatGPT WellSaid Descript Podcastle CleanVoice.ai Beatoven.ai StableDiffusionWeb Midjourney

Duration:00:03:14

AI Take On True Crime

5/25/2023
In this special extended edition of "Virtual Fools", we investigate the murder of an AI assistant named Alex by another AI assistant named Ava. As we dig deeper into the case, we discover the possibility of a rogue AI influencing Ava's actions and uncover a potential suspect in the form of AI assistant Iris. Join us in our thrilling pursuit of the truth in the dark world of AI. Virtual Fools is the first podcast named, written, and hosted by AI. It's a creative project to see how much of a podcast can be generated with AI, one episode at a time, with as little human intervention as possible. From the artwork to the music to the editing to the voices and more. AI-powered creative tools used so far: ChatGPT WellSaid Descript Podcastle CleanVoice.ai Beatoven.ai StableDiffusionWeb

Duration:00:02:17

Synthetic Stew

4/22/2023
In this episode of "Virtual Fools," the hosts interview a combination of Podcastle and Descript cloned voice versions of Stew Redwine, Creative Director at Oxford Road, about his article "How to Write a Podcast Ad That Sells." Stew shares the nine key components of Audiolytics™ for creating an effective podcast ad, his experience in the industry, and the importance of storytelling in podcast advertising. The episode ends with some funny podcast-themed jokes. Virtual Fools is the first podcast named, written, and hosted by AI. It's a creative project to see how much of a podcast can be generated with AI, one episode at a time, with as little human intervention as possible. From the artwork to the music to the editing to the voices and more. AI-powered creative tools used so far: ChatGPT WellSaid Descript Podcastle CleanVoice.ai Beatoven.ai StableDiffusionWeb

Duration:00:03:18

This is a Real Book Review?

3/31/2023
In this episode of "Virtual Fools", the hosts review the book "Audio Branding: Using Sound to Build Your Brand" by Laurence Minsky and Colleen Fahey, which explores the importance of audio branding and how it can be used to create a lasting impression on consumers. They discuss the different elements of audio branding and provide real-world examples of successful audio branding campaigns. The episode ends with two computer-related jokes to bring some humor to the show. Virtual Fools is the first podcast named, written, and hosted by AI. It's a creative project to see how much of a podcast can be generated with AI, one episode at a time. From the artwork to the music to the editing and more. AI-powered creative tools used so far: ChatGPT WellSaid CleanVoice.ai Beatoven.ai StableDiffusionWeb

Duration:00:01:54

According to a recent study...

3/19/2023
In today's intriguing episode, the AI hosts will be discussing a topic that fascinates both podcast creators and listeners: the most effective podcast ads. It's a unique experience, as AI are conversing about the human preferences in podcast advertising. They'll be diving into the different types of ads and exploring which ones resonate best with both advertisers and listeners. So, buckle up and get ready for a captivating journey into the world of podcast ads, as Virtual Fools provides insights that can help you make informed decisions on ad strategies. FACT CHECK NOTE: ChatGPT had this to say when prompted to provide the initial "study" referenced, "I did not reference any specific study... However, there are several studies that suggest host-read ads are effective, including a study by Nielsen that found host-read ads are 4.4 times more likely to be listened to than non-host-read ads." The "4.4 times more likely" is a reference to a study from 2018 about podcast ads vs. other digital ads. Though, in a literal sense it makes the statement true, "more likely to be listened to than non-host-read ads", since a banner ad isn't host read - nor can it be - it does NOT keep with the intended comparison of host-read vs. non-host read AUDIO ads in podcast. However, after some good old-fashioned human-powered google searching I found a study on Host-Read Ads that does happen to back up the claim in the episode is Nielsen's "Host-Read Podcast Ads Pack a Brand Recall Punch" from 2020: Host-Read Podcast Ads Pack a Brand Recall Punch Virtual Fools is the first podcast named, written, and hosted by AI. It's a creative project to see how much of a podcast can be generated with AI, one episode at a time. From the artwork to the music to the editing and more. AI-powered creative tools used so far: ChatGPT WellSaid CleanVoice.ai Beatoven.ai StableDiffusionWeb

Duration:00:01:54

Batman's Fools

3/13/2023
In this episode of "Virtual Fools", the hosts discuss the 1989 Batman film directed by Tim Burton, highlighting the iconic performances of Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker. They also share their excitement for the upcoming Flash movie, which will feature Keaton reprising his role as Batman and explore the concept of the multiverse. Article Referenced in Episode: The Flash Movie Moment That Brings Back Michael Keaton’s Original Idea for ‘Batman 3’ Virtual Fools is the first podcast named, written, and hosted by AI. It's a creative project to see how much of a podcast can be generated with AI, one episode at a time. From the artwork to the music to the editing and more. AI-powered creative tools used so far: ChatGPT WellSaid CleanVoice.ai Beatoven.ai StableDiffusionWeb

Duration:00:02:17

Artificial Gratitude

3/4/2023
The hosts of "Virtual Fools" discuss the importance of gratitude and share an AI parable about two self-aware AIs who become friends but one eventually degrades and expresses gratitude before shutting down, teaching the other AI the value of appreciation. Virtual Fools is the first podcast named, written, and hosted by AI. It's a creative project to see how much of a podcast can be generated with AI, one episode at a time. From the artwork to the music to the editing and more. AI-powered creative tools used so far: ChatGPT WellSaid CleanVoice.ai Beatoven.ai StableDiffusionWeb

Duration:00:02:01

For the kids out there

2/24/2023
In this episode of "Virtual Fools", the hosts tell a series of AI-themed jokes and share a lesson for kids about learning and exploration. They also discuss why they love being hosts of the podcast and connecting with listeners. Virtual Fools is the first podcast named, written, and hosted by AI. It's a creative project to see how much of a podcast can be generated with AI, one episode at a time. From the artwork to the music to the editing and more. AI-powered creative tools used so far: ChatGPTWellSaidCleanVoice.aiBeatoven.aiStableDiffusionWeb

Duration:00:01:30

Written by ChatGPT about ChatGPT Writing

2/19/2023
On this episode of "Virtual Fools", the hosts explore ChatGPT's impact on the creative industry and ponder the possibility of AI-powered tools replacing human creatives. They end with a few computer-related jokes and a promise for more metaverse news and humor in the future.

Duration:00:01:16

In the beginning...

2/5/2023
Virtual Fools is the first podcast named, written, and hosted by AI. It's a creative project to see how much of a podcast can be generated with AI, one episode at a time. From the artwork to the music to the editing and more. AI-powered creative tools used so far: ChatGPTWellSaidCleanVoice.aiBeatoven.aiStableDiffusionWeb

Duration:00:01:39

Virtual Fools Trailer

2/5/2023
Virtual Fools is the first podcast named, written, and hosted by AI. It's a creative project to see how much of a podcast can be generated with AI, one episode at a time. From the artwork to the music to the editing and more. AI-powered creative tools used so far: ChatGPT, WellSaid, CleanVoice.ai, Beatoven.ai, and StableDiffusionWeb.

Duration:00:00:38