Hello and welcome to an entirely human composed episode of The Read. Our AI guest writers are iced for now. That was an interesting experiment last week, but I am back to human composed episodes and human edited episodes as well, as there was some back and forth with the sponsor. I'll talk about that a little bit later.
Just some quick follow up on last week's episode, I would have given some of this information last week, but every word from that episode was scripted by the AI. As a result, I couldn't make some of the comments that I wanted to make such as the discount link was not real. There is no 20% discount for listeners to The Read. That was completely dreamed up by the AI. And also the name of the sponsor was OpenAI, not GPT-4, but I went ahead and named the episode GPT-4 instead of OpenAI because that's what it told me to do.
And finally, this was an experimental episode. While I have been granted early access to certain GPT-4 features. Unlike other episodes, I do not have a financial sponsorship arrangement with OpenAI for GPT-4. I was just granted free access to certain features. I simply wanted to experiment with, how would it try to sponsor itself through podcasting ad reads, were the algorithm tasked with sponsoring itself? So again, I would have clarified these things in the episode itself, however having made a commitment to only speak the words the AI gave me to speak, I had no choice but to wait until this week. So back to our regularly scheduled sponsorships. This is one that took a few weeks to put together. I had some back and forth with them it's the touring classical Chinese dance company, Shen Yun.
Savor the unparalleled beauty of Shen Yun, the world's premier classical Chinese dance company.
Hailing from New York, these talented artists are dedicated to reviving the essence of traditional Chinese culture.
Each performance features, captivating stories, legends, vibrant costumes, and enchanting, backdrops, delighting audiences across the country.
Now on tour and performing soon in San Luis Obispo on March 25th and 26th.
You might ask what makes Shen Yun unique?
Undeniably it's their groundbreaking music as they are the first orchestra to permanently combine classical and Western instruments.
Not only do they excel in music and dance, but their dedication to their mission is also truly inspiring.
So why not join them at the San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center, in San Luis Obispo or catch Shen Yun on tour as they bring their enchanting performances to the world.
Unwavering in their mission, they continue to share their vision with audiences nationwide.
Persevering through countless obstacles, including ongoing persecution in China, their resolve remains strong.
Please book your tickets now for an unforgettable journey with Shen Yun, an experience that will stay with you forever.
Overcome by the beauty and excellence of Shen Yun, you'll leave the performance with a new found appreciation for the richness of traditional Chinese culture.
Remember, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the revival of a lost culture, so don't miss your chance to be a part of it.
Today Shen Yun continues to inspire, educate and entertain audiences around the globe.
Enjoy the magical wonder of Shen Yun and may your experience be unforgettable.
Delight in the artistry and skill of Shen Yun's world-class dancers.
Transport yourself into stories and legends from China's rich history.
Revel in the splendor of costumes and all inspiring backdrops.
Uncover the magic and wonder of 5,000 years of Chinese history.
Marvel at the fusion of east and west in Shen Yun's unique musical experience.
Prepare to be moved by the dedication and resilience of artists who have overcome significant challenges to share their art with the world.
I will put a link in the podcast description for tickets, van.link/shenyun. I may also try and see if in the weeks to come, I can dynamically re-insert different upcoming performance dates of these incredible concerts and keep the reads in the podcast, updated and accurate.
Usually I have a lot to say about the sponsors. But really, I think the first words that came to mind are really all I've got to say.
The first words say it all. I did write the ad copy for this read myself, though it did have to go through an approval process with the sponsoring organization. But I am proud of the copy I wrote. The sentences are carefully composed. I've confirmed the transcript is accurate and made sure the first letters of every sentence in the read are capitalized as they should be.
Important to always pay attention to those first letters so as not to send the wrong message about my commitment to accuracy. If you disagree with anything I've said here, before posting online. First write a letter. That's what I always like to say: First letter.
That's it for this week's The Read. I'm off to go encode the episode before uploading it. I'm Van Robichaux and this has been The Read.