Composer Matthew Suttor and a team of musicians, theatermakers, and computer programmers are creating an opera in collaboration with Artificial Intelligence.

I AM ALAN TURING draws on cryptography, mathematics, AI, and Turing’s fascination with natural patterns in the universe to present a new model for creating opera in the age of information.

The team have trained an instance of Open AI’s GPT2 natural language model on everything Turing wrote and read in his life, and collaborate with this Turingesque model to generate the libretto.

Music is created by analog synthesisers sequenced to musicalize mathematical series like the Prime and Fibonacci numbers, while visual design is drawn from Turing's later discoveries of the chemical basis for life— morphogenesis.

I AM ALAN TURING leverages artificial intelligence to understand what it means to be human. 

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