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Microsoft teaching Computers to recognise humour

posted Aug 13, 2015, 5:01 PM by Sam Joseph   [ updated Aug 13, 2015, 5:01 PM ]
In a new research project, Microsoft has attempted to teach comedic values to computers. Using the New Yorker’s cartoon contest as fodder, the researchers came up with an algorithm to pick the funniest captions from thousands of reader submissions: