Artificial Intelligence is taking the theater industry by storm with AI software’s writing an entire play. Yes, a whole play that dramatists had never thought could happen. Recently, a group of three dramatists got held in a huge argument on Artificial intelligence and its ability to write [plays full of empathy.
The conversation between the three dramatists and the Artificial Intelligence software got characterized by some intelligent software statements that left the dramatist awed. The AI software was able to sieve through the conversation and understand the disagreement between the three dramatists and offered them an option to secure another computer, promising that the software solution doesn’t need any empathy. The software solution vowed to continue writing plays for itself and those that will bore the three.
One of the participants in this conversation is a director at AI, a company that produced the first ever artificial intelligence play performed in Theater. Jennifer Tang hopes this is a new dawn for the theater industry and envisions better screenwriting to develop and grow with time.
Centrally to many expectations that the plays getting written by Artificial Intelligence software’s will get performed by humanoids, Jennifer Tang declassifies this perception. Instead, she prepares her audience that the script will get provided or generated by the software solution and the actors, including Jenifer herself and her collaborators Chinonyerem Odimba and Nina Segal during the casting. The three dramatists will interact directly with what gets described as the world most powerful Artificial Intelligence software. The actors will depend on the AI to generate scripts as they act and perform the various scenes created by the AI. There is a mixed reaction in the theater fraternity on the industry’s future, and they are referring to this situation as hybrid research and performance.
Jennifer Tang and her associates are working closely with San Francisco based Artificial intelligence production company that has developed a software solution dubbed GPT-3. This software solution can generate text in a split of a second by issuing it with some command. OpenAI, as it referred, has the potential of confusing the untrained eye to think they are dealing with a professional playwright due to the quality of the human-sounding text they produce. It’s a debate for another day whether this development will kill the theater industry or not. Still, experts in the theater industry must think of integrating Artificial Intelligence into their artistic life.