Improvised stories around humans, robots… and everything in between // In English
Can a machine pass as a human? This is the question asked in the classic “Turing test”. A
standard in computer science, it is now being brought to the impro stage. The impro collective
Improbotics presents a tech-infused impro comedy show of the same name where either a
chatbot or a human sends lines to one of the improvisers via an earpiece. The impossible and
hilarious challenge is for the improvisors to justify these lines… and for you, the audience to try to
decide: who fed them – human or machine?
Almost Human, a longform show inspired by Improbotics‘ work, plays with the questions of what
happens when machines are becoming more and more human like. What new relationships will
emerge? Are people and machines allowed to marry? Can a robot learn how to feel? And if so, is it
ok to switch it off? Soon, we will no longer be the most intelligent form of existence on this planet.
How will we cope with this? How do we stay human – and why? With Almost Human the Stupid
Lovers from Zurich and Karlsruhe dare to tackle a technically complex format… And defend their
humanity in the process.
Music by Michael Bibo.