Machines need an algorithm for humor. This is what it looks like | Vinith Misra | TED Institute – W/Evaluation Form

Machines need an algorithm for humor. This is what it looks like | Vinith Misra | TED Institute

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Can a computer crack a joke? Can it even have a sense of humor? For computer engineer and aspiring comedian Vinith Misra, this is not just a curiosity, it’s something we all need. By analyzing data sets in social media, Misra discovers ways to help us connect with each other, and make our often frustrating relationship with machines funnier – and friendlier.

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