I’ll be performing another of my short science fiction pieces at Virtual Futures next Tuesday 12 March. This one is on the event’s theme of ‘Autonomous Agents’, and is called The Minus Four Sequence.
The consequences of automation are a key concern for a society that is exporting much of its decision making to algorithms, automation and artificial intelligence.
These decision-making entities operate on certain assumptions, biases and preconceptions about the world – many of which are inherited from those who programmed them. Despite this companies and institutions are introducing algorithmic thinking into the heart of their infrastructure at a rapid rate. They are allowing algorithmic cognition, whose processes of reasoning remain enigmatic, to manipulate and draw findings from the data it is fed.
Our authors consider the future of and with autonomous agents.
Join us for an evening that incorporates original reading, performance and live art as Virtual Futures continues its mission to reassert the significance of science fiction as a tool for navigating the increasing technologization of society and culture.
Curated by Vaughan Stanger and Stephen Oram, the keynote speaker is AI-antihuman called SIBYL.*
Book tickets here.
*I have no idea what this is, or means.