Artificial Intelligence Can Now Craft Original Jokes—And That’s No Laughing Matter | Time Magazine

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Jon, advertised as a comedic act, is the invention of Naomi Fitter, an assistant professor in Oregon State University’s School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering. When a controller clicks a button, the little robot acts, telling the very same jokes in the same sequence as a seasoned comic in a low-rent Vegas casino. However, the robot’s behavior is more human than it appears. Jon is studying how to react to its crowd; it can now adjust the pace of its performance depending on the length of the viewer’s laughter and attach alternative answers to jokes dependent on the noise volume of the room. 

Source: https://time.com/6132544/artificial-intelligence-humor/ 

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