Computers Learning Humour Is No Joke

“What did the chicken say after he got hit by a bus? ‘I’m gonna be fine!’
– Martins Frolovs’ unfunny GPT-2 comedian, quoted by data scientist Thomas Winters in “Computers Learning Humor Is No Joke,” a consideration of computational humour’s many challenges. A tough room unto themselves, Winters’ critique of GPT-2 comedy: “the generated jokes are reminiscent of the ones children make, who understand the format of a joke but do not yet understand the formation of a punchline.”

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