The New York Times

The New York Times descends on Austin for the 2013 South by Southwest Interactive festival.
One of the panelists at this session is a robot (and a comedian). No, really. Comedy Tech: How Funny Stuff Shapes Our Future http://t.co/z0QOx4kLXF. #SXSW

First question: why create robot stand-up comics? 

Answer: The robot can more closely appreciate what it’s like to be human if it understands humor. This robot can assess the audience’s reactions, and that way see what’s funny, what’s not, adapt, etc.

-Deborah Acosta

One of the panelists at this session is a robot (and a comedian). No, really. Comedy Tech: How Funny Stuff Shapes Our Future http://t.co/z0QOx4kLXF. #SXSW

First question: why create robot stand-up comics?

Answer: The robot can more closely appreciate what it’s like to be human if it understands humor. This robot can assess the audience’s reactions, and that way see what’s funny, what’s not, adapt, etc.

-Deborah Acosta