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8 November - 10 December 2019

FOCUS #4
• TECHNOLOGY •

On the date of December 31, 1982, Isaac Asimov wrote in the Toronto Star newspaper. He narrated about how the world would have been in 2019. The focus being on if humanity will have survived a nuclear war, or how technology and IT innovation would have radically changed our way of living and working. The people of 2019 would have just been working on developing and studying implications of Artificial Intelligence and its applications.

Surely, for so many aspects he was right. Nowadays, AI is already part of our reality: domotic or home automation, siri, autonomous vehicles, robots. Are all of these simply tools that can guarantee people more free time and freedom or could they become dangerous antagonists of humankind in a near future? Is it possible that a machine develops wishes and could be looking for its own power or to substitute its own creator?

Scientists and experts are divided, some see such dangers as very probable, while others as not possible. We are not taking a position on this, but we are focusing on how smart technologies are already significantly affecting our life and how we interface with the world.

Is it all just about economic benefits, simplifications, working opportunities not possible before? Or should we also account for the fact that, under the surface of the friendly AI, there are hidden algorithms that already control the vast majority of the global financial transactions……social networks, news credibility, our world vision, as well as the mood – positive or negative – of billions of human beings, that can forecast human behavior and, based on such data, send out personalized promotional ads, manipulate minds, suggest actions to humans unaware of it all” (Luca De Biase)?

 

NOVEMBER

AGRUPACIÓN SEÑOR SERRANO /ANDREA CIOMMIENTO (ES/IT)
ORIGINS
A ZONA K production
Creation and direction Andrea Ciommiento
Original idea and dramaturgical consultancy Agrupación Señor Serrano

at ZONA K

 

SPECIAL TECH RESIDENCES

at ZONA K

 

DECEMBER
RIMINI PROTOKOLL AND STAATSSPIELHAUS DRESDEN (CH/DE)
DREAMING COLLECTIVES. TAPPING SHEEPS (STATE 3)

A ZONE A  and Teatro Franco Parenti project

at TEATRO FRANCO PARENTI

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