Musician Keiichiro Shibuya and University of Tokyo professor Takashi Ikegami will present the world premiere of “IDEA: A Dialogue between Two Androids on Love, Death, and Existence,” a dialogue play between androids that makes full use of GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) in its script. The world premiere will be held on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14 at Theater 21 of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
The performance is a special project of the exhibition “DXP (Digital Transformation Planet) – Toward the Next Interface,” which will be held at the museum from October 7 (Sat). The androids “Alter3” and “Alter4,” known for their android operas, will appear on stage, and Shibuya will play piano and electronics throughout the performance. The script is entirely generated by GPT, and dialogue and discussion between the two androids, who have studied Plato’s works and Karl Popper’s criticism of Plato, will unfold.
“Alter3” uses a program developed by the Ikegami Laboratory of the University of Tokyo to translate spoken text into movement using GPT. The two machines are controlled in completely different ways.
Tickets are available via Peatix, and each date is limited to 100 seats. After the performance, there will be a post-performance talk by Shibuya, Ikegami, and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa director Yuko Hasegawa.