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    When robots become artists
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    When robots become artists

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    Machines are taking over, and they want to work with you.

    The acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou exhibited his human-robot show series 2047 Apologue at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, where humans and robots alike became performers on stage.

    Combining traditional Chinese arts and modern technologies, the show involved more than 100 artists from seven countries, as well as a team of robotic experts.

    The show aims to make viewers reflect on how humans and machines coexist in the world today.

    "Regarding China's modern science and technology, the country has a big role to play in this world. We want to increase the standard of our technology and culture in the future," said Zhang.

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    Zhang is also known for directing the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, and the Beijing's eight-minute show at the closing ceremony of PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

    Gene Lin
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    Gene is a contributor to Inkstone. He studies journalism and computer science at The University of Hong Kong. He previously worked at the Hong Kong Free Press and is interested in the decentralized internet.
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