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Sleepy Computer

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Sleepy Computer is a podcast where the computer writes jokes for our brain (with music). We use AI on artificial computers that give "brain stories", and we read out the random stories while the music plays - using the same algorithm that's writing this paragraph.

We call it "Sleepy Computer" because the random computer-made jokes are similar to the ones that humans make when we're dreaming. Each episode, it will randomly generate a new story.
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News: 23rd January 2020

Sleepy Computer

News: 23rd January 2020

Sleepy Computer

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Ep 8: Widget Frenzy
[more NSFW than usual, bad language, sexual themes] Finally we're tackling the laugh-a-minute world of weird business books with a fictional background plot. Can John deliver more widgets more quickly? Will he ever leave his absolutely obnoxious family that are definitely holding him back? What does a French Horn sound like anyway? If you enjoyed this episode you should sent it to the most businessy person you know; similarly if you've received a link to this episode it's because the person who sent it to you greatly values your business acumen.  Tweet us your plot point ideas at https://twitter.com/sleepy_computer or subscribe at https://sleepy.computer/  Sleepy Computer is a podcast where the computer writes jokes for our brain. We use AI on artificial computers that give "brain stories", and we read out the  random stories while  the music plays - using the same algorithm that's writing this paragraph. In today’s episode the music was written by Blue Dot Sessions. We call it "Sleepy Computer" because the  random computer-made  jokes are similar to the ones that humans  make when we're dreaming. Each episode, it will  randomly generate  a  new story. We're told  by the computer what to say next, and although we do not dictate the topic or the  meaning of the story, we'll selectively delete bad ideas or  sentences if we think  they're not funny anymore or they take us too far from the original  story. The stories are about 90% generated by the computer itself, and  our 10% input is mainly grammar. Why not subscribe to Sleepy Computer  via  your favourite podcast software for automatic  delivery? Just click "subscribe" and tell your friend who you like that they want this too. This helps improve their opinion of you : your friend quality is greatly increased. You can find us by visiting our website: sleepy.computer, or searching for 'sleepy computer' wherever you get your podcasts.
44:50
July 26, 2020
Ep 7: The Justice Tombola (with GPT-3!)
We're excited to get our hands on a new version of the AI, and we're using it to great effect this week in creating a new murder mystery story. Can a famous detective get to the bottom of things? Can a guest resist eating everyone? Will we get to chant Chase the Sun? These are all valid questions. Tweet us your plot point ideas at https://twitter.com/sleepy_computer or subscribe at https://sleepy.computer/  Sleepy Computer is a podcast where the computer writes jokes for our brain. We use AI on artificial computers that give "brain stories", and we read out the  random stories while  the music plays - using the same algorithm that's writing this paragraph. In today’s episode the music was written by Blue Dot Sessions. We call it "Sleepy Computer" because the  random computer-made  jokes are similar to the ones that humans  make when we're dreaming. Each episode, it will  randomly generate  a  new story. We're told  by the computer what to say next, and although we do not dictate the topic or the  meaning of the story, we'll selectively delete bad ideas or  sentences if we think  they're not funny anymore or they take us too far from the original  story. The stories are about 90% generated by the computer itself, and  our 10% input is mainly grammar. Why not subscribe to Sleepy Computer  via  your favourite podcast software for automatic  delivery? Just click "subscribe" and tell your friend who you like that they want this too. This helps improve their opinion of you : your friend quality is greatly increased. You can find us by visiting our website: sleepy.computer, or searching for 'sleepy computer' wherever you get your podcasts.
54:20
July 20, 2020
Ep 6: People only ever send me chocolate
We revisit the genre that started it all - a police procedural - and this time there's a smattering of underwear in a window, a completely unresolved romantic subplot, and an immersive cinema experience. Tweet us your plot point ideas at https://twitter.com/sleepy_computer or subscribe at https://sleepy.computer/  Sleepy Computer is a podcast where the computer writes jokes for our brain. We use AI on artificial computers that give "brain stories", and we read out the  random stories while  the music plays - using the same algorithm that's writing this paragraph. In today’s episode the music was written by Blue Dot Sessions. We call it "Sleepy Computer" because the  random computer-made  jokes are similar to the ones that humans  make when we're dreaming. Each episode, it will  randomly generate  a  new story. We're told  by the computer what to say next, and although we do not dictate the topic or the  meaning of the story, we'll selectively delete bad ideas or  sentences if we think  they're not funny anymore or they take us too far from the original  story. The stories are about 90% generated by the computer itself, and  our 10% input is mainly grammar. Why not subscribe to Sleepy Computer  via  your favourite podcast software for automatic  delivery? Just click "subscribe" and tell your friend who you like that they want this too. This helps improve their opinion of you : your friend quality is greatly increased. You can find us by visiting our website: sleepy.computer, or searching for 'sleepy computer' wherever you get your podcasts.
57:46
July 8, 2020
Ep 5: Humpback Jack and the Story of Who He Is
We're joined by @ceeraanoo for a child's fantasy tale - although it's not necessarily suitable for children - in which the Scottish have their own variant of football, a voluptuous sea creature gets his way, and almost the entire episode is about fish again. Tweet us your plot point ideas at https://twitter.com/sleepy_computer or subscribe at https://sleepy.computer/  Sleepy Computer is a podcast where the computer writes jokes for our brain. We use AI on artificial computers that give "brain stories", and we read out the  random stories while  the music plays - using the same algorithm that's writing this paragraph. In today’s episode the music was written by Blue Dot Sessions. We call it "Sleepy Computer" because the  random computer-made  jokes are similar to the ones that humans  make when we're dreaming. Each episode, it will  randomly generate  a  new story. We're told  by the computer what to say next, and although we do not dictate the topic or the  meaning of the story, we'll selectively delete bad ideas or  sentences if we think  they're not funny anymore or they take us too far from the original  story. The stories are about 90% generated by the computer itself, and  our 10% input is mainly grammar. Why not subscribe to Sleepy Computer  via  your favourite podcast software for automatic  delivery? Just click "subscribe" and tell your friend who you like that they want this too. This helps improve their opinion of you : your friend quality is greatly increased. You can find us by visiting our website: sleepy.computer, or searching for 'sleepy computer' wherever you get your podcasts.
47:33
May 23, 2020
AI Daily Mail Headlines Pt 2: Harry Potter and the Enchanted Roulade
We've generated some more Daily Mail headlines using AI. There's a fair bit of discussion about Mary Berry's social life, weight loss advice, and a beautiful portrait of The Queen. Tweet us your plot point ideas at https://twitter.com/sleepy_computer or subscribe at https://sleepy.computer/  Sleepy Computer is a podcast where the computer writes jokes for our brain. We use AI on artificial computers that give "brain stories", and we read out the  random stories while  the music plays - using the same algorithm that's writing this paragraph. In today’s episode the music was written by Blue Dot Sessions. We call it "Sleepy Computer" because the  random computer-made  jokes are similar to the ones that humans  make when we're dreaming. Each episode, it will  randomly generate  a  new story. We're told  by the computer what to say next, and although we do not dictate the topic or the  meaning of the story, we'll selectively delete bad ideas or  sentences if we think  they're not funny anymore or they take us too far from the original  story. The stories are about 90% generated by the computer itself, and  our 10% input is mainly grammar. Why not subscribe to Sleepy Computer  via  your favourite podcast software for automatic  delivery? Just click "subscribe" and tell your friend who you like that they want this too. This helps improve their opinion of you : your friend quality is greatly increased. You can find us by visiting our website: sleepy.computer, or searching for 'sleepy computer' wherever you get your podcasts.
22:34
March 10, 2020
AI Daily Mail Headlines Pt 1: A bunghole figure
We've generated some Daily Mail headlines using AI, and the coverage is mainly centered on the royals (who knew?). We're celebrating the birthday of a puffin, being stalked by the Queen, and eating our own foot in our coverage of today's headlines. Tweet us your plot point ideas at https://twitter.com/sleepy_computer or subscribe at https://sleepy.computer/  Sleepy Computer is a podcast where the computer writes jokes for our brain. We use AI on artificial computers that give "brain stories", and we read out the  random stories while  the music plays - using the same algorithm that's writing this paragraph. In today’s episode the music was written by Blue Dot Sessions. We call it "Sleepy Computer" because the  random computer-made  jokes are similar to the ones that humans  make when we're dreaming. Each episode, it will  randomly generate  a  new story. We're told  by the computer what to say next, and although we do not dictate the topic or the  meaning of the story, we'll selectively delete bad ideas or  sentences if we think  they're not funny anymore or they take us too far from the original  story. The stories are about 90% generated by the computer itself, and  our 10% input is mainly grammar. Why not subscribe to Sleepy Computer  via  your favourite podcast software for automatic  delivery? Just click "subscribe" and tell your friend who you like that they want this too. This helps improve their opinion of you : your friend quality is greatly increased. You can find us by visiting our website: sleepy.computer, or searching for 'sleepy computer' wherever you get your podcasts.
18:39
February 29, 2020
Ep 4: The Legs of a Hypothetical Chimp [table read]
(This is a special; a table read with 8+ parts) A sci fi battle tale, in which Earth requires defending by a crack team, and the concept of food-based harmony across the galaxy is fleetingly visible.  Tweet us your plot point ideas at https://twitter.com/sleepy_computer or subscribe at https://sleepy.computer/  Sleepy Computer is a podcast where the computer writes jokes for our brain. We use AI on artificial computers that give "brain stories", and we read out the  random stories while  the music plays - using the same algorithm that's writing this paragraph. In today’s episode the music was written by Blue Dot Sessions. We call it "Sleepy Computer" because the  random computer-made  jokes are similar to the ones that humans  make when we're dreaming. Each episode, it will  randomly generate  a  new story. We're told  by the computer what to say next, and although we do not dictate the topic or the  meaning of the story, we'll selectively delete bad ideas or  sentences if we think  they're not funny anymore or they take us too far from the original  story. The stories are about 90% generated by the computer itself, and  our 10% input is mainly grammar. Why not subscribe to Sleepy Computer  via  your favourite podcast software for automatic  delivery? Just click "subscribe" and tell your friend who you like that they want this too. This helps improve their opinion of you : your friend quality is greatly increased. You can find us by visiting our website: sleepy.computer, or searching for 'sleepy computer' wherever you get your podcasts.
37:54
February 1, 2020
Trailer for Ep4
Episode 4 is our latest full-length episode, with guest stars and a full table read of our generated sci fi story: "The Legs of a Hypothetical Chimp". You can find it NOW on Spotify, iTunes, or at https://sleepy.computer/
01:13
January 31, 2020
News: 23rd January 2020
This week's AI-generated news, featuring rising tensions in international airspace, the importance of Whoopi protection, and disaster in the mixed racing in Scotland. Tweet us your plot point ideas at https://twitter.com/sleepy_computer or subscribe at https://sleepy.computer/  Sleepy Computer is a podcast where the computer writes jokes for our brain. We use AI on artificial computers that give "brain stories", and we read out the  random stories while  the music plays - using the same algorithm that's writing this paragraph. In today’s episode the music was written by Blue Dot Sessions. We call it "Sleepy Computer" because the  random computer-made  jokes are similar to the ones that humans  make when we're dreaming. Each episode, it will  randomly generate  a  new story. We're told  by the computer what to say next, and although we do not dictate the topic or the  meaning of the story, we'll selectively delete bad ideas or  sentences if we think  they're not funny anymore or they take us too far from the original  story. The stories are about 90% generated by the computer itself, and  our 10% input is mainly grammar. Why not subscribe to Sleepy Computer  via  your favourite podcast software for automatic  delivery? Just click "subscribe" and tell your friend who you like that they want this too. This helps improve their opinion of you : your friend quality is greatly increased. You can find us by visiting our website: sleepy.computer, or searching for 'sleepy computer' wherever you get your podcasts.
04:53
January 23, 2020
Ep 3: The IKEA Boy with the Silver Smile
A story of subterfuge and theft, in which transportation grinds to a halt, and someone called Mickey wears a hat with his name on it.  Tweet us your plot point ideas at https://twitter.com/sleepy_computer or subscribe at https://sleepy.computer/  Sleepy Computer is a podcast where the computer writes jokes for our brain. We use AI on artificial computers that give "brain stories", and we read out the  random stories while  the music plays - using the same algorithm that's writing this paragraph. In today’s episode the music was written by Blue Dot Sessions. We call it "Sleepy Computer" because the  random computer-made  jokes are similar to the ones that humans  make when we're dreaming. Each episode, it will  randomly generate  a  new story. We're told  by the computer what to say next, and although we do not dictate the topic or the  meaning of the story, we'll selectively delete bad ideas or  sentences if we think  they're not funny anymore or they take us too far from the original  story. The stories are about 90% generated by the computer itself, and  our 10% input is mainly grammar. Why not subscribe to Sleepy Computer  via  your favourite podcast software for automatic  delivery? Just click "subscribe" and tell your friend who you like that they want this too. This helps improve their opinion of you : your friend quality is greatly increased. You can find us by visiting our website: sleepy.computer, or searching for 'sleepy computer' wherever you get your podcasts.
32:51
January 10, 2020
News: 26th December 2019
This week's AI-generated news focusses on the rise of crime in Golf, The Queen's appeal for more Royal Sports, and a business update from the markets at Christmas. Tweet us your plot point ideas at https://twitter.com/sleepy_computer or subscribe at https://sleepy.computer/  Sleepy Computer is a podcast where the computer writes jokes for our brain. We use AI on artificial computers that give "brain stories", and we read out the  random stories while  the music plays - using the same algorithm that's writing this paragraph. In today’s episode the music was written by Blue Dot Sessions. We call it "Sleepy Computer" because the  random computer-made  jokes are similar to the ones that humans  make when we're dreaming. Each episode, it will  randomly generate  a  new story. We're told  by the computer what to say next, and although we do not dictate the topic or the  meaning of the story, we'll selectively delete bad ideas or  sentences if we think  they're not funny anymore or they take us too far from the original  story. The stories are about 90% generated by the computer itself, and  our 10% input is mainly grammar. Why not subscribe to Sleepy Computer  via  your favourite podcast software for automatic  delivery? Just click "subscribe" and tell your friend who you like that they want this too. This helps improve their opinion of you : your friend quality is greatly increased. You can find us by visiting our website: sleepy.computer, or searching for 'sleepy computer' wherever you get your podcasts.
03:42
December 26, 2019
News: 17th December 2019
This week's AI-generated news looks at bullying in retail, an increase in the price of landlords, and there's a birthday to celebrate. Tweet us your plot point ideas at https://twitter.com/sleepy_computer or subscribe at https://sleepy.computer/  Sleepy Computer is a podcast where the computer writes jokes for our brain. We use AI on artificial computers that give "brain stories", and we read out the  random stories while  the music plays - using the same algorithm that's writing this paragraph. In today’s episode the music was written by Blue Dot Sessions. We call it "Sleepy Computer" because the  random computer-made  jokes are similar to the ones that humans  make when we're dreaming. Each episode, it will  randomly generate  a  new story. We're told  by the computer what to say next, and although we do not dictate the topic or the  meaning of the story, we'll selectively delete bad ideas or  sentences if we think  they're not funny anymore or they take us too far from the original  story. The stories are about 90% generated by the computer itself, and  our 10% input is mainly grammar. Why not subscribe to Sleepy Computer  via  your favourite podcast software for automatic  delivery? Just click "subscribe" and tell your friend who you like that they want this too. This helps improve their opinion of you : your friend quality is greatly increased. You can find us by visiting our website: sleepy.computer, or searching for 'sleepy computer' wherever you get your podcasts.
02:43
December 17, 2019
News: 10th December 2019
All the latest news from our AI, covering developments in fracking, business news and a feature on the sport of lacing.   Tweet us your plot point ideas at https://twitter.com/sleepy_computer or subscribe at https://sleepy.computer/  Sleepy Computer is a podcast where the computer writes jokes for our brain. We use AI on artificial computers that give "brain stories", and we read out the  random stories while  the music plays - using the same algorithm that's writing this paragraph. In today’s episode the music was written by Blue Dot Sessions. We call it "Sleepy Computer" because the  random computer-made  jokes are similar to the ones that humans  make when we're dreaming. Each episode, it will  randomly generate  a  new story. We're told  by the computer what to say next, and although we do not dictate the topic or the  meaning of the story, we'll selectively delete bad ideas or  sentences if we think  they're not funny anymore or they take us too far from the original  story. The stories are about 90% generated by the computer itself, and  our 10% input is mainly grammar. Why not subscribe to Sleepy Computer  via  your favourite podcast software for automatic  delivery? Just click "subscribe" and tell your friend who you like that they want this too. This helps improve their opinion of you : your friend quality is greatly increased. You can find us by visiting our website: sleepy.computer, or searching for 'sleepy computer' wherever you get your podcasts.
03:20
December 10, 2019
Ep 2: Encrusted Phone Lines
A story of mild suspense and invoicing, in which an old lady smells pretty bad, a luxury car is purchased in an impractical finish, and entire buckets of over-the-counter drugs are required to gain access to a room. Tweet us your plot point ideas at https://twitter.com/sleepy_computer or subscribe at https://sleepy.computer/  Sleepy Computer is a podcast where the computer writes jokes for our brain. We use AI on artificial computers that give "brain stories", and we read out the  random stories while  the music plays - using the same algorithm that's writing this paragraph. In today’s episode the music was written by Blue Dot Sessions. We call it "Sleepy Computer" because the  random computer-made  jokes are similar to the ones that humans  make when we're dreaming. Each episode, it will  randomly generate  a  new story. We're told  by the computer what to say next, and although we do not dictate the topic or the  meaning of the story, we'll selectively delete bad ideas or  sentences if we think  they're not funny anymore or they take us too far from the original  story. The stories are about 90% generated by the computer itself, and  our 10% input is mainly grammar. Why not subscribe to Sleepy Computer  via  your favourite podcast software for automatic  delivery? Just click "subscribe" and tell your friend who you like that they want this too. This helps improve their opinion of you : your friend quality is greatly increased. You can find us by visiting our website: sleepy.computer, or searching for 'sleepy computer' wherever you get your podcasts.
38:54
December 7, 2019
Ep 1: Wayne Wayne
A story of crime (the wrong sort of crime) and an inefficient public transit system. Will John track down his nemesis? Will he patch it up with his wife? Will he remember to top-up before using the PIccolo Line?  Tweet us your plot point ideas at https://twitter.com/sleepy_computer or subscribe at https://sleepy.computer/  Sleepy Computer is a podcast where the computer writes jokes for our brain. We use AI on artificial computers that give "brain stories", and we read out the  random stories while  the music plays - using the same algorithm that's writing this paragraph. In today’s episode the music was written by Blue Dot Sessions. We call it "Sleepy Computer" because the  random computer-made  jokes are similar to the ones that humans  make when we're dreaming. Each episode, it will  randomly generate  a  new story. We're told  by the computer what to say next, and although we do not dictate the topic or the  meaning of the story, we'll selectively delete bad ideas or  sentences if we think  they're not funny anymore or they take us too far from the original  story. The stories are about 90% generated by the computer itself, and  our 10% input is mainly grammar. Why not subscribe to Sleepy Computer  via  your favourite podcast software for automatic  delivery? Just click "subscribe" and tell your friend who you like that they want this too. This helps improve their opinion of you : your friend quality is greatly increased. You can find us by visiting our website: sleepy.computer, or searching for 'sleepy computer' wherever you get your podcasts.
40:59
November 25, 2019
In 30 seconds: What is Sleepy Computer?
A 30 second version of our trailer, answering the question: What is this podcast all about?
00:29
November 2, 2019
Podcast Trailer: What is Sleepy Computer?
What is Sleepy Computer? Why do we feel compelled to write stories using AI and read them out? Why, for the glory of Satan, of course! Sleepy Computer is an AI podcast where we generate stories and news articles, and read them out as episodes - you can subscribe and find episodes at https://sleepy.computer/ and you can follow us at https://twitter.com/sleepy_computer 
01:19
November 1, 2019