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  • 1.  Embracing or Bracing? AI's Role in Theatre Education

    Posted 04-23-2024 15:24

    Over the last year, artificial intelligence has been a buzzword everywhere – from the halls of government, to business operations, to educational spheres. But for theatre, AI introduces a complex blend of opportunities and challenges.

    So we want to hear from you.

    How do you think AI might influence theatre education... and how do you feel about it? Are there specific tools or apps you've started using? Teaching? If so, how? How as this new technology impacted your Thespians? What unanswered questions do you have about it?

    Share you thoughts! We want to know where our collective field lies on the topic. 

    Jose Triana
    Educational Theatre Association

  • 2.  RE: Embracing or Bracing? AI's Role in Theatre Education

    Posted 04-29-2024 13:03

    Hello, I am always eager to discuss the uses of A.I.

    I personally can't see AI being an effective tool in theater. Theater is always a hands on and personal field, either to connect or marvel and audience. Being personal is something AI simply lacks, and no amount of coding will make others feel personal to it. On a technical aspect, I can see students using AI to help them make quick visual rough designs for the stage or used as a spring board for ideas. However, AI has a major problem with looking accurate and stereotyping, so although helpful, it should never be used for a final product, especially for a script. 

    In short, I say because AI is very bad at "being human", despite how people advertise it, it shouldn't be used in theater.

    I'm open to discussing this more

    John Bathory

  • 3.  RE: Embracing or Bracing? AI's Role in Theatre Education

    Posted 04-30-2024 04:41

    Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) group at Stanford University has discussions on Zoom and printed online, covering topics such as how "human" qualities can be included, such as nuances of language, and ethics.  Archive has past discussions.

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