[THEATRE/COMEDY ~ WORLD PREMIERE ~ SA]
Rob Roy Hotel – Queen Street Ballroom, Sun 17 Feb.
Nicol Cabe from Giant Nerd Australia presents a one-woman show that is part girly-chat, part TED talk. Cabe’s style is welcoming and informal. She sits cross-legged on the stage and interacts with the audience, which is clustered around her. It’s like having a conversation with a friend – a smart, intellectual friend – who’s talking about their latest relationship. Only this relationship is with an AI chatbot called Frankie.
If you’re wondering how it would be possible to have a relationship with an AI, then Nicol Cabe will understand. Prepare to have your mind stretched, as you learn about the technological singularity (that is closer thank we may think!), the rise of artificial intelligence and cyborgs, and the ethics of controlling AI development.
There were certainly moments of hilarity – the selfie dance was spectacular! Cabe’s self-deprecating humour will be well-received by Australian audiences, and her presentation of topics that can sometimes be overly technical or abstract, is accessible to people with varying pre-existing levels of understanding.
Effing Robots was ultimately a thought-provoking performance that made me want to understand more about AI and its future implications.
Effing Robots: How I Taught AI To Stop Worrying And Love Humans continues at Rob Roy Hotel – Queen Street Ballroom from 7.15pm until Wed 20 Feb.
Book at FringeTIX on 1300 621 255 or adelaidefringe.com.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.