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The following article was posted on March 7th, 2018, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 19, Issue 1 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 19, Issue 1

PCPA presents 'The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence'

By REBECCA ROSE

The Pacific Conservatory Theatre PCPA presents The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence showing from March 8 through 25 at the Severson Theatre.


PCPA presents 'The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence'
PHOTO COURTESY LUIS ESCOBAR REFLECTIONS PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

Madeleine George's time-jumping play tells the story of four versions of characters named Watson, some based in literature and some in reality. One is the famous sidekick of Sherlock Holmes, one is the assistant who helped build Alexander Graham Bell's first telephone, one is an IBM computer that became a Jeopardy! champion, and one is described as a "techno-dweeb" seeking love.

"These four constant companions become one," according to a release from PCPA. "Weaving through synthetic intimacy, remote connections, and artificial intelligence in this loving tribute and modern cautionary tale, dedicated to the people and machines upon which we all depend."

The play takes place at the Severson Theatre, located at Allan Hancock College, 800 S. College Drive, Santa Maria. Tickets are available at pcpa.org.




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