Thursday, March 31, 2011

Forget Watson on Jeopardy, Show Me a Computer than Can do Stand-up

As this essay in The New Yorker says,
Prof. Richard Wiseman, explains that computers can be programmed to play with the meaning of words, but are not able to judge funniness. (Clearly not.) Wiseman suggests that, were a computer able to do this, it would be true proof of intelligence, the ultimate Turing test.

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