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Artificial, Hen and Chickens Theatre – Review

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Pros: Some witty and perceptive writing, with a strong supporting cast Cons: A lacklustre central performance from the writer/director Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home and Apple’s HomePod have become a regular feature in our lives, ordering our Ubers, playing our music and reminding us to buy pet food. But what if these artificial intelligences could integrate even further into our existence? If you passed Dom in the street, with his square glasses, neat moustache and schoolboy haircut, you’d think he was a parody of ...

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The Test, White Bear Theatre – Review

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Pros: Thought-provoking questions are raised in this well-staged drama. Cons: Unnatural performances, an attempt to explore far too much and an unconvincing sci-fi story let this play down. In Ian Dixon Potter’s play The Test, computer scientist Dora may be about to succeed in one of the great technological endeavours of our time – creating an artificially intelligent consciousness that can pass the Turing Test by being distinguishable from, and more like a human than, a computer. Though her colleague ‘The Professor’ is sceptical ...

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