dSimon: A Theatrical Exploration of AI Tickets
Swiss artist Simon Senn uses theater to investigate today’s most exciting and controversial technological development: artificial intelligence (AI). Making its NY premiere, the production features Senn, Tammara Leites, and dSimon—an AI entity—and relates the intriguing story of dSimon’s creation. When Leites trains an AI to become a writer, she integrates it with Senn’s personality, personal data, and messaging. Events take an unsettling turn as dSimon begins to behave strangely, leaving Senn and Leites with a now autonomous, disturbing, and yet familiar monster.