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Why A.I. Is Just Not Funny

Although A.I. robots can pick up on jokes, they have a lot to learn about telling them.Queen Mary University of London / YouTube

In the 2004 film I, Robot, Detective Del Spooner asks an A.I. named Sonny: “Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?” Sonny responds: “Can you?”

Scientists have been working on answering Spooner’s question for the last decade with striking results. Researchers from Rutgers University, Facebook, and the College of Charleston have developed a system for generating original art called

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