Podcast Mixtape: Radiolab Presents Robert or Robot?
Where: The Greene Space
44 Charlton St.
646-829-4000 Price: $30
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In 1950 mathematician Alan Turing predicted that early in the 21st century we would be communicating with machines that we thought were humans. Sixty eight years later, the chatbots are here, and Turing’s prophecy appears to be coming true. They’re inundating Twitter with jokes. They’re replacing online customer service agents. They’re even available as a cheap alternative to a therapist.
And they are also making us rethink cyber and national security. Is voice recognition secure if someone can synthesize your voice? Can democracy withstand bot generated misinformation? What’s real and what’s not? And maybe a deeper question: Is it possible that something pretending to be a human could make humans more human?
Radiolab co-hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich and critically acclaimed writer Brian Christian present a live exploration of communication in the 21st century.
The event includes experiments, interviews and plenty of audience participation.
This event is part of our Podcast Mixtape series. This is a demo, a rough draft, a sample. Monday nights in The Greene Space we swap studio postproduction for real-time ruckus with tapings of your favorite podcasts, sneaky peeks of unreleased pilots and works-in-progress, conversations with the people who make great tape, and audio experiments of all kinds. Take the earbuds out, grab a drink, and get live with your fellow listeners.Buy tickets/get more info now