Outsourcing – in reference to the outsourcing of tasks and functions to machines, robots, or algorithms – is an original industrial strategy with a view to lowering costs and creating greater efficiency. But today, it infiltrates into many systems and domains. South Korean artist Jisun Kim sees outsourcing as an operating mechanism of the modern society. Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), people are about to outsource even their thinking-power to algorithms. It’s happening in theatre, as well. In Deep Present you get to know HAL, AIBO, Libidoll, and Tathata, four unusual performers. These are not people but replicas of human intelligence, each with its own unique voice, and they engage in dialogue with each other. Raised on stage are reflections and questions on how our thoughts and the social system is constructed through outsourcing. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?
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