AI: When a Robot Writes a Play

Fr 26. 02. 2021 19:00 Online

The Czech Centres have partnered with Prague’s Švanda Theatre and to present to the wordlwide public an innovative project created by a team of computer scientists and drama experts led by a computational linguist.

What does the robot think about, how does it feel and can it write a play? Snippets from the life of artificial intelligence in its own words

On the occasion of the centenary of Karel Čapek's play R.U.R, the Švanda Theatre prepared a presentation of a unique project that examines whether artificial intelligence can write a play. Within a few months, the computer generated images from the life of a robot that has to face the joys and sorrows of everyday life. And it revealed to us how it perceives basic human issues such as birth, dying, the desire for love, the search for jobs, or aging. 

  • The 60-minute play will be performed in Czech with English subtitles and followed by a debate with artificial intelligence and theatre experts which will seek to answer the question of whether a robot can write a theatre play and thus pass the most difficult Turing test to date. The debate will be translated into English for international audiences. 
  • The event will be streamed live on the Czech Centre Berlin’s Facebook page and on
  • The partners of the project : THEaiTRE, TA CR (The project TL03000348 THEaiTRE: Artificial Intelligence as the author of the play is co-financed with the state support of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic within the ÉTA Program 3), Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, CEE Hacks,, DAMU, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Czech Centers.  


  • Titel: AI: When a Robot Writes a Play
  • Datum: Fr 26. 02. 2021
  • Uhrzeit: 19:00
  • Adresse: Online

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