ALAN is a theatre and science project in which students from Belgium and the Netherlands will create an A.I. actor named ALAN. Eventually, ALAN might even act in his own play. Click on the audio fragment on the right to hear his first monologue.
ALAN is named after Alan Turing, the computer pioneer who invented the Turing test. In this test, a machine's intelligence is assessed by evaluating if he can imitate a human. Can a machine act? This was the inspiration to come up with the plan to create an A.I. actor.
Other inspiration sources were Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Yuval Noah Harari's Homo Deus.
Images by Discordia Hnos.
We are currently speaking with different potential partners, like theatres and universities. They will be announced soon!
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