Heather Knight: Silicon-based comedy
In this first-of-its-kind demo, Heather Knight introduces Data, a robotic stand-up comedian that does much more than rattle off one-liners — it gathers audience feedback through advanced sensors and tunes its act as the crowd responds. Is this thing on?
Humor requires self-awareness, spontaneity, linguistic sophistication, and empathy. Not easy for a robot.
A robot walks into a bar. “What can I get you?” the bartender asks. “I need something to loosen up,” the robot replies. So the bartender serves him a screwdriver.
Doreen Ann Agostino
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