What kind of jokes would computers write?
Humour is a very human thing to do, but can computers learn to do it? They will, if the new generation of computational linguists has their way. But what would a computer find funny? And are computer scientists funny enough to pull this off?
Daniel, Ben, and Kylie get serious about comedy on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Can quantum theory explain why jokes are funny?
447 people have been shot and killed by police in 2017.
Body cams reveal U.S. police use less respectful language with black drivers
Paper: Language from police body camera footage shows racial disparities in officer respect
How funny is this word? The ‘snunkoople’ effect
Paper: Telling the world’s least funny jokes: On the quantification of humor as entropy (PDF)
Paper: Unsupervised joke generation from big data (PDF)
Paper: Humor Recognition and Humor Anchor Extraction (PDF)
Paper: HAHAcronym: A Computational Humor System (PDF)
Paper: Automatic Humor Classification on Twitter (PDF)
Gwyneth Paltrow advises women to ‘steam-clean’ their vaginas
Gwyneth Paltrow Doesn’t Know What Goop Is Selling
Word ‘milk’ banned for use in branding of plant-based products
The Battle Over the Word ‘Milk’
The surprisingly heated political battle raging over the word ‘milk’
A block of “Greek text” found its way into a newspaper page.
Online Etymology Dictionary: ear
Online Etymology Dictionary: earth
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