“What would happen if I tried to generate an entire Joe Rogan Experience podcast with ChatGPT and then use one of those voice cloning platforms?”, comments the creator of a new podcast that he has created with artificial intelligence.
If you put together two of the big trends of the moment, podcasts and artificial intelligence, it seems obvious that someone would think of mixing them to get something out of it. Companies like ElevenLabs, WondercraftAI, and Podcastle have introduced easy-to-use tools to generate AI voices in minutes, so some have jumped on the adventure.
Joe Rogan, a controversial podcaster, has served as an excuse for a creative director to take advantage of the evolution in artificial intelligence and create his own podcast using this technology. With name The Joe Rogan Experience it features the strangest episodes with characters like Donald Trump or even the CEO of OpenAI, Sam Altman.
“Let me tell you guys, this is something on another level that we have here today.”says the AI-generated fake Joe Rogan. “Every word in this podcast has been generated with the help of ChatGPT… I’m not the real Joe Rogan… this is pure fiction.”
The creator of this madness who prefers to remain anonymous admits that his YouTube podcast is just for fun and it is not meant to be a real threat to the real Joe Rogan or human podcasters.
Podcast and artificial intelligence? Not for the moment
The truth is that he is right and although some think that artificial intelligence is already capable of everything, It seems that the subject of podcasts has choked on him.
Once this creator found a tool that transforms text into audio and then clones itself with the voice you want, good enough, he took that of Rogan and other guests, who have also included Donald Trump and Andrew Tate, to shape his podcast .
On YouTube, he managed to accumulate more than half a million views. Some listeners didn’t even care that it was AI. “This is really good enough for me. Good stuff”, wrote one. But just as he managed to climb quickly, the fall has been even more noticeable.
Has released 4 episodes and each subsequent installment has drawn a smaller audience than the last. Hugo explains that the conversations themselves are not particularly interesting, even if they are fairly accurate imitations. “Apart from listening to the podcast for its technological advancement, it doesn’t make sense,” says. “It’s just a waste of time.”
“I’m definitely having fun with it. But that doesn’t mean I’m chasing big audiences,” Add. The truth is that creating this type of content —which is neither cultural nor entertaining— admits that it’s taking him longer to create than it actually takes a human to make a weighty episode. It was fun while it lasted.