The Verge: What an ‘infinite’ AI-generated podcast can tell us about the future of entertainment

The Verge: What an ‘infinite’ AI-generated podcast can tell us about the future of entertainment. “Sheldon County is a podcast that will never sound the same twice. Every time someone listens to it, they’ll begin by typing a random number into a website. This “seed” will set in motion a Rube Goldberg machine of calculation that will create characters, relationships, jealousies, betrayals, and maybe even a murder or two. These plot points will be turned into a text narrative, read aloud by a voice synthesizer, and then zipped up into an audio file. Each time it will be a unique version of Sheldon County’s story. A podcast made just for you. That’s the dream anyway — the current execution still needs work.”