Joke-Telling Robots Are the Final Frontier of Artificial Intelligence

A robot walks into a bar. “What can I get you?” the bartender asks. “I need something to loosen up,” the robot replies. So the bartender serves him a screwdriver. Ba dum tss. This joke is about as basic as humor can get, and would probably merit only the most tepid of chortles at a comedy club. And yet this simplistic style of joke-telling is the perfect jumping off point for one of the most exciting and ambitious efforts in the artificial intelligence research community: the quest to develop funny robots. To clarify, I’m not talking about the the unintentionally funny kind of robot, though “robot fail” videos are undeniably hilarious. Rather, AI researchers are working to create robots and computers that are in on the joke, able to detect…


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