Computers Learning Humor Is No Joke

  • Author: Thomas Winters
  • Publication Date: 2021-04
  • Publication Venue: Harvard Data Science Review
  • Abstract: Can a computer have a sense of humor? On reflection, this question may seem paradoxical given that humor is such an intrinsically human trait. While some primates produce laughter, humans are the only known species that use humor for making others laugh. Furthermore, every known human civilization also has had at least some form of humor for making others laugh. Given this innately and intrinsically human skill, it might seem implausible for a machine to have any form of a sense of humor. In this article, we explore several computational techniques that have been used to detect and generate humor, and how these systems can help us improve our humor abilities and gain more insights into this uniquely human trait.
Read paper

Citation

APA

Winters, T. (2021). Computers Learning Humor Is No Joke. Harvard Data Science Review. https://doi.org/10.1162/99608f92.f13a2337

Harvard

Winters, T., 2021. Computers Learning Humor Is No Joke. Harvard Data Science Review. Available at: https://hdsr.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/wi9yky5c.

Vancouver

1.
Winters T. Computers Learning Humor Is No Joke. Harvard Data Science Review [Internet]. 2021 Apr 30; Available from: https://hdsr.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/wi9yky5c

BibTeX

Back to all publications