I ride my bike to work. While riding I usually listen to podcasts. As I ran out of interesting podcasts to listen to, my reading list kept geting longer. That's when it clicked. I should make an A.I. read for me, while I focus on living life.
A few months earlier I had researched current state-of-the-art algorithms to convert text to speech. I was surprised how much it had improved only the past 1-2 years.
I committed to the project after validating it on a few family members and friends - they all also wanted what I described!