AI Love You
Friday 2 June 2017
London Fringe - New shows
Heart to Heart Theatre present a theatrical experiment exploring the developing boundaries between humans and artificial intelligence at Theatre N16 from 14 June 2017.
Image: Theatre N16
As computers and robots take an even greater role in our lives, we face the impending prospect of a tangle of electronics and cables making crucial decisions which will, without doubt, affect humans across the globe.
How will we cope when we hand-over life and death decisions to computers through the vehicle of artificial Intelligence (AI)?
Heart to Heart Theatre will be looking at just this kind of issue and, in particular, examining whether the will of a robot can ever override the will of a man.
AI Love You is a theatrical experiment: a “choose your own story” exploration of the developing boundaries between humans and artificial intelligence which lets you decide.
Casting the audience as an ‘Ethical Steering Committee' for a corporation who are striving ahead in the AI field, they decide the fate of the characters, and make heart-breaking decisions about their lives that will linger long after the lights have gone up.
Meet Adam and April: a regular twenty something couple who enjoy socialising, going to the gym and bingeing on Netflix.
Adam doesn’t always do his share of the dishes, and April sings country songs that annoy Adam in the shower.
They're not perfect, but they were blissfully generic until April's body started shutting down.
They have gone from building dreams of a future to arguing about how long April should live hopelessly before meeting her maker - a corporation who bring their story to your attention.
Now, as April's demise hangs heavy in the air between them, you are invited to explore with them what it was that made them so perfectly average; and given a powerful vote to decide whether she should be allowed to die before Adam is ready to say goodbye.
The Bedford Pub
77 Bedford Hill London SW12 9HD
14 to 24 June 2017
Wednesday to Friday, at 7-30pm
Saturday 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Running time: 60 mins