Oracle Jane by Vicki Zhang
Ying, a Chinese-Canadian data scientist, returns home to Beijing after a disturbing episode that showcased the destructive power of Oracle Jane – the machine learning tool she created. Although with noble intentions, Oracle Jane unearths secrets and unleashes calamity on Ying’s family.
Keywords: Artificial intelligence, China, machine learning
Suitable for students 14+
MAMA/OLD YING: A Chinese woman in her late 50s/early 60s.
SECURITY OFFICER: preferably a man, age unspecific. It is possible to use a pre-recorded voice to represent this character.
ORACLE JANE: a machine learning software. It may be a pre-recorded female voice - a young woman’s voice but with a robotic quality.
A MAN’s MENACING VOICE: a pre-recorded male voice.
- Professor Antje Budde, Center for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto.