This new Australian horror/comedy hybrid grapples with love, ambition and the looming threat of an AI apocalypse
Years ago, a world dominated by artificial technology was an abstract concept. But as leaps in technology are made every single day, researchers predict that AI will out-perform humans in a wide variety of activities in the next decade – and in a century, the majority of today's jobs could be automated.
Human Error – a fast-paced new Australian play from independent Melbourne theatre company Baker's Dozen – begins at the end of the world. AI has found a way to dominate the human race, and all it took was a lapse in judgement from three people, and an act of passion. From there, the piece jumps backwards through time to reveal how it all unravelled. If you ever find yourself wondering whether your relationship with your iPhone is getting a little unhealthy, then prepare to be chilled to the bone.
The play is written by Melbourne-based playwright Angus Cameron, and directed by Melbourne's Justin Nott (whose most recent credits include Can't Be Tamed and Life on Repeat, Melbourne Fringe, 2016).
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Verry interesting & very thought provoking albeit I was pretty tired 😴 but still made me think!!! The set design and aesthetics were beautiful ... mind you did make me crave a coupla big bites out of block of good Ol' craft cheddar cheese 🧀!!