Some Jokes Just Don’t Compute (Limerick)

It seems that artificial intelligence has a pun and joke-writing branch called computational humor. For instance, a computer software program called Standup:

Though it’s not quite Louis C. K., the Standup program, engineered by a team of computer scientists in Scotland, is one of the more successful efforts to emerge from a branch of artificial intelligence known as computational humor, which seeks to model comedy using machines.

Some Jokes Just Don’t Compute (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Computational humor is here:
Oddball software whose goal’s the frontier
Of punning and jokes.
But so far, I’d say folks
Who are funny have nothing to fear.

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2 Responses to “Some Jokes Just Don’t Compute (Limerick)”

  1. Rachel says:

    Wow. Software to create jokes? I have a hard time believing that a computer could beat the human mind at creating good jokes…

    Fun limerick. :)