"Silicon Woman" - the Cluster invites to an online play

On July 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm, our Machine Learning Cluster invites you to the interactive play "Silicon Woman - the singing cyborg". Afterwards, there will be a discussion with the actors and some researchers from our cluster. This online event (in English) is open to anyone who enjoys theater.

Based on E.T.A Hoffmann`s phantastic novel “The Sandman” (1816) the theatre play “Silicon Woman” takes a deep look into the relationship of – mostly male – creators towards their – mostly female – artificial companions. Times and technologies have progressed: While Olimpia in Hoffmann`s novel can only say one single word (“Ach!”), robots are now able to indulge in dialogue, create emotional exchange and even deliver a poem here and there. But the basic story stays the same: In “Silicon Woman”, Nathan, the chief character-designer of Feminoid Robotics, while presenting his novel robot gets more and more drawn into the magnetic charisma of his own creation.

The Theatre Stupid Lovers & Friends specializes in interactive, phantastic theatre, involving the audience in an immersive way. In this piece, they use machine learning to make Olimpia2 come alive as an emotional, autonomous entity.

The event is open to the public. The play will be performed in English and will be streamed live on Youtube.
     Registration is not required.
     For the play https://tinyurl.com/SiliconWoman
     For the discussion afterwards on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/91670801978

    The play is part of our 3rd Annual Conference "Machine Learning in Science".