Can Computers Create Humour? If the following jokes make you laugh, then the answer maybe yes.
• What kind of a temperature is a son ?
A boy-ling point
• What kind of pre-school has a wine?
They were generated by the Joking Computer Project at University of Aberdeen, Scotland. One of the system’s co-creators, Graeme Ritchie (Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen) explains the background in a paper for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Magazine, fall 2009.
The author presents possible ways in which AI computer humour might be improved – firstly there is the notoriously tricky issue of ‘contextual relevance’. And : “The second possible improvement would be in the quality of the humor.”