Looking for Love
This project explores whether an interactive performance-based piece could prompt people to reconsider their relationship with Artificial Intelligence. The piece, which takes the form of a mobile phone application, is played over two weeks. Players are requested to train an Artificial Intelligence “character” so as to become a replacement love interest for future humans; humans who may be unable to find love or who need a love interest while they are waiting for a suitable partner to come along. The piece combines human-scripted material with an improvising chat bot in an act of collaboration between human and artificial intelligence.
Dan Barnard, London South Bank University and The “recovering theatre company” fanSHEN
Computational artist Joe McAlister