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The Future of AI & Technical Theatre

14 May 2024
Barton Room
Production , Technology
The Future of AI & Technical Theatre

This talk presents an intriguing but provocative exploration of the intersection between AI technologies and the evolving landscape of technical theatre, delving into the transformative potential AI holds for the creative and technical aspects of live events.

It will highlight the current state of technical theatre, discussing traditional methods as a foundation for understanding the magnitude of change AI may be poised to bring. The session is designed to discuss the potential future of technology, exploring AI technologies that may be on the cusp of revolutionising the theatre and events industry.

It will demonstrate existing and speculative examples that aim to highlight the impact of AI in technical theatre and live events. The examples will discuss the benefits and challenges of integrating AI into the field, such as increased efficiency and cost savings; however, they will also discuss the potential impact on employment within the sector.

This session will also delve into ethical considerations, discussing the implications of AI on creative authenticity and aims to spark a conversation on how AI can enhance the industry.

Who is this session for?

Theatre and live event technicians

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Speakers
Michael Hoyle, Senior Lecturer in Technical Theatre & Stage Management and Director of Professional Practice & Enterprise - University of Lincoln

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