More AI humor

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Pearls Before Swine, Feb. 18, 2024:

Maybe AI has finally met its match / media.

Can AI do humor / irony / satire / sarcasm?

Selected readings

[Thanks to Kent McKeever]


  1. Jenny Chu said,

    February 20, 2024 @ 11:52 pm

    In my spare time, I am the editor of a literary magazine. The comic above is in line with my experience to date of receiving submissions that are – for lack of a better word – meh.

    The AI-generated or supported submissions are solid pieces of work in a way. They are grammatically correct and in a decent-enough poetic form. However, I have felt no temptation to accept any of them for publication because they are neither inspiring, humorous, poignant, fun, insightful, or anything else that poetry ought to be.

  2. Bill Benzon said,

    February 21, 2024 @ 11:15 am

    I've been investigating AI humor, more or less inadvertently and indirectly. I've been prompting ChatGPT into telling an episodic tale about the Jolly Green Giant. There have been times in the process where its response to a prompt has had me howling with laughter. I have no reason to believe it is trying to be funny, nor that it has any sense of what responses I'll find funny and which ones I won't. I've written a blog post about this: The Jolly Green Giant Chronicles [ChatGPT].

    The thing is, I can't say that I'm trying to provoke it into making responses that I find funny. I'm just trying to get it to do things that are interesting, that is, that I find interesting for whatever reason. Of course I'm not just making random prompts. I think about them, and how they might interact with the unfolding picaresque set of adventures. I've got something in mind, but the results are not predictable. Which of course is part of the deal.

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