In March 2023, I began an experiment to see what would happen if I used AI to assist in delivering every element of an audio production task. To help structure the experiment, I created a podcast that follows a ridiculous family of AI robots running riot on Earth. Every story is absurd, from stealing all the money in the world to running for the presidency, but the science underpinning the plots is built on near-future AI capabilities.
You can read about the experiment, what worked and what didn't, the tools I use and how reinventing a workflow enables AI to add more value than the sum of its parts.
You're probably here because you have listened to Made in AI and are curious to know who made it. My name is David Sloly; my day job is as a partner at HarveyDavid, a marketing agency that helps companies create clarity in their communications. Made in AI is my side project.
My career has been far from linear or 'job for life'. I have been driven by curiosity, creativity, a passion for new technologies and the power of narrative. My career began with a bursary at the BBC, after which I produced shows for MTV and the BBC. I've DJ'd internationally and have a Sony Gold Award, MOBO, and some others for my radio productions.
I went on to work in advertising and marketing helping companies like Google and Microsoft explain complex solutions to customers. I won a bunch of awards along the way and ten years ago I cofounded HarveyDavid, a marketing agency that helps companies explain complex solutions in a clear and understandable way.
After studying AI at Said Business School at The University of Oxford, I created 'Made in AI', the world's first sitcom presented using AI. My interest in storytelling and my passion for the digital future have allowed me to share my insights and ideas on platforms like SXSW and TEDx.
I live in Bristol with my wife and son, finding inspiration in the vibrant city and its creative energy.