Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly present in our lives: it translates, writes documents, creates verisimilar images, recognises faces and reproduces voices. With curiosity and some concern, we question its increasingly close and controversial relationship with creativity. In the performance, to be staged on 15 September at the San Carlo Theatre in Modena, the generative artificial intelligence programme ChatGPT will interpret the famous composer Gustav Mahler, dialoguing with his wife Alma, who will be given voice and body by the actress Diana Höbel, the creator of the project.
The project is the brainchild of the Amici della Musica di Modena in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Laboratory (ILAS) of SISSA: the musical and scientific worlds meet in the terrain of a common experimentation of language. It benefits from the scientific advice of Prof. Roberto Trotta, who will introduce the performance, Prof. Andrea Gambassi, both professors and researchers at SISSA, and Dr. Eliel Camargo-Molina of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study.