Double Feature: ARTificial Intelligence

Friday, October 25th 2019 // Theater am Neunerplatz // 8.30 PM
Improvised stories around humans, robots… and everything in between // In English

Can a machine pass as a human? This is the question asked in the classic “Turing test”. A standard in computer science, it is now being brought to the impro stage. The impro collective Improbotics presents a tech-infused impro comedy show of the same name where either a chatbot or a human sends lines to one of the improvisers via an earpiece. The impossible and hilarious challenge is for the improvisors to justify these lines… and for you, the audience to try to decide: who fed them – human or machine?

Almost Human, a longform show inspired by Improbotics' work, plays with the questions of what happens when machines are becoming more and more human like. What new relationships will emerge? Are people and machines allowed to marry? Can a robot learn how to feel? And if so, is it ok to switch it off? Soon, we will no longer be the most intelligent form of existence on this planet. How will we cope with this? How do we stay human - and why? With Almost Human the Stupid Lovers from Zurich and Karlsruhe dare to tackle a technically complex format… And defend their humanity in the process.

Music by Michael Bibo.

in advance: €13.50 (discount €10.00) including advance booking fee
box office: €15.00 (discount €12.00)

Available as online tickets or at the advance booking offices.

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