Theatres and coronavirus
From Monday 19 July, theatres in London are allowed to operate without capacity limits.
And all legal restrictions imposed by the government will be removed.
However, most theatres will still be following procedures such as electronic ticketing etc and may require masks to be worn.
Note that some performances have been cancelled where cast or staff have tested positive and need to isolate.
We advise checking theatre websites for the latest information and what you can expect when visiting.
23 to 25 Aug 2021
Image courtesy Young Vic
Using the deep-learning system GPT-3 to generate human-like dialogue and script, Genesis Fellow and Associate Director Jennifer Tang collaborates with a company of writers and actors to create a new work for the stage.
Recently heralded by David Chalmers, Professor of Philosophy and Neural Science at New York University, as 'one of the most interesting and important AI systems ever produced', GPT-3 has already demonstrated its ability to generate prose and news articles indistinguishable from those written by a human.
AI will see a new work written for the stage, as the writers and artists prompt and challenge GPT-3 systems to produce a script.
In this unique hybrid of research and performance, the script, together with insights into how the artists collaborated with the system, will be brought to life by the writers, actors and company across a series of evenings.
As artists and intelligent systems collide, AI asks us to consider the algorithms at work in the world around us, and what technology can teach us about ourselves.
Background information, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Not available
Each evening can be seen as a single, standalone performance, or audiences can book into multiple evenings to see the creation of the play progress.
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London SE1 8LZ
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Author: Created By Jennifer Tang And Company; developed By Chinonyerem Odimba And Nina Segal, Written Alongside Gpt-3 Openai Technology