Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Taught to Recognise Humor

Researchers have trained an artificial intelligence algorithm to understand and predict visual humor, representing a major development towards creating “common sense” machines. The machine-learning algorithm, created by scientists at Virginia Tech, is capable of both recognising and creating humorous scenes by analysing certain aspects of an image considered to be funny. According to the researchers, humor is a major barrier to the advancement of AI and could hold the key to unlocking emotional intelligence. “Humor is an integral part of human lives,” the paper’s abstract states. “Despite being tremendously impactful, it is perhaps surprising that we do not yet have a detailed understanding of humor.” Try Newsweek: Subscription offers The study was limited to images created using a clip art program containing human and animal models that can be placed…

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