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Is AI Ready For Improv Comedy?

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The University of Alberta has a lot going for it. It’s pretty. And it’s home to many an eccentric and clever inventor, like Kory Mathewson. Kory is an A.I researcher who comes with a side-kick, a robot that does improv comedy. In this Hello World video, Bloomberg Businessweek's Ashlee Vance goes in search of the humorous side of artificial intelligence. ---------- Hello World is a Webby and Emmy-nominated video series from Bloomberg that invites the viewer to come on a journey across the globe to find the inventors, scientists and technologists shaping our future. Join journalist and best-selling author Ashlee Vance on a quest to find the freshest, weirdest tech creations and the beautiful freaks behind them. Watch more Hello World episodes: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/20... Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_... Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbus... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbu...
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Crni Covek (12 days ago)
Thats not AI, thats amateur programming
LilOcean (30 days ago)
This is so cool, sure it might sound a bit goofy right now, but imagine what this tech could do in 20 years or so...
Robert Glazer (1 month ago)
The interviewer, based on this and other videos, is very terrified of technology
Atharva Pagare (1 month ago)
Does this use Reinforcement Learning?
Saifullah Rabiu Sani (1 month ago)
"i don't think that will happen at my time" that is selfish if you ask me
Ken Chapman (1 month ago)
Kory was my Level 2 Improv teacher. Not surprised he would create a robot with emerging AI to advance the "art."
Gaurav Pandey (1 month ago)
next step - creating Westworld.
Joe Andrews (1 month ago)
Look how cute it is......hacks missile silo.
Joe Andrews (1 month ago)
That wasn't funny at all.
Requestcykor (1 month ago)
i can now see how the world will end.. .great job MORON !
GODOFHELLFIRE3 (1 month ago)
Conclusion: no, it is most definitely not.
detroit become human
póg mo thóin (1 month ago)
HUMANIZING WILL NOT MAKE ME CALMER
Robert Daniel Curtis (1 month ago)
Nao. Nao. Nao. Nao. Nao.
Blake Adams (1 month ago)
Blueberry already HAS turned Kory into a human puppet. Kory's as effective at programming consciousness as Blueberry is at realizing it.
ammarkov (2 months ago)
cringe-bots
nunchaku101 (2 months ago)
These robots are not nice or cute or sweet, This is part of the NWO transhumanist agenda.
nunchaku101 (1 month ago)
Fuck off and go suck on Elons cock you little techie turd.....................
SuntzuMocro (1 month ago)
nunchaku101 I am The Llizardking, don't blow our cover homeboy 🦎
Maliken (2 months ago)
"redrum franklin.. redrumm." "your friends will betray you Franklin"
Jiro Conwi (2 months ago)
Why are there pre fabricated response in the code? That's crap.
Eric Tan (2 months ago)
skratta du flörlar du!
clayton Van kuyl (2 months ago)
oh god, when they said improv I knew it was going to be terrible
Zuulaloo (2 months ago)
I never laughed, except at the confidence of these brainlets.
zdrijne (2 months ago)
Humor needs to be offensive in order to be worthwhile. Guess what, they'll take this robot to a shooting range the minute it spews something that's actually on point.
Luuk K (2 months ago)
Should've called it funnybot
l1t7l3ph0o7 (2 months ago)
the robot is an NAO built by aldebaron robotics, for the purposes of creating AI with empathy. why does the title say it was designed to make people laugh, and no mention of the company that makes it?
Luka Paunović (2 months ago)
This is robot Nao
W (2 months ago)
I think even a 16 year old Stacy from Tinder is funnier than this robot
Jeronimo Tamayo Lopera (2 months ago)
GO A.I.
Scott Woloshin (2 months ago)
I had the chance to work a bit with Kory many years ago doing improv, and I've gotta say this thing looks very cool! He's a great guy, and this tech will only keep developing from here, but such an interesting way to combine two of his interests in doing improv and computer science! Way to be man!
WulfCry (2 months ago)
Hilarious good and interesting.
Mayur Aggarwal (2 months ago)
When you stay in college too long
TonyQuackston (2 months ago)
I get that Kory thinks his enthusiastic talking and charisma can fill the gap and make up for the fact that this is really just Siri inside a store-bought robot toy and _not_ A.I., but I'm just not buying any of this b.s. of it doing stand-up or possessing any level of intelligence: Blueberry's responses are mostly off because it's not really intelligent or conscious at all. Making it quote lines from movies is a neat way to make it seem more relatable and aware of phrasing and culture, but that's really just a sort of a randomized text-to-speech algorithm coupled with voice recognition capabilities. Putting this voice inside a moving plastic robot makes it seem real to anybody who doesn't understand computers or A.I. But it's not A.I. and it's nothing new.
Sam Blackmore (1 month ago)
It could potentially be interesting if it were trained long enough using a neural network that favors funny responses but that would be impossible through improv shows alone. Possibly some kind of crowdsourcing could be used...
Chris urquhart (2 months ago)
I mean they never claim any of that, they were very upfront about what it does.
faiz ali (2 months ago)
Great
Bboynaughtylegs (2 months ago)
*I am funny bot* What is the difference between a snowman and a snowwoman? Snowballs. Awkarddd
Zach Jordan (2 months ago)
Younger nick cage? Is that you?
Stilz Games (2 months ago)
No.
Danny Hull (2 months ago)
Reminds me of the Southpark episode funny bot
Danny Hull (2 months ago)
In the end of episode the robot tries to kill humanity 🤣
n0rmal-iwnl- (2 months ago)
negro humor
Marek Kolenda (2 months ago)
G7 could reduce spending on NATO programs because Trump tariffs sanctions.
Japan Trip (2 months ago)
I want one that wipes my ass
Hail Xenu (2 months ago)
I haven't cringed so hard since Hanson robotics
Riyaz patan (2 months ago)
I appreciate this guy's knowledge but one particular thing I want to say is.. don't create emotional intelligence to machines.. its OK to have robots around us without emotional intelligence ..but emotional intelligence in a machine will lead to a path of human destruction....!
Dick Bag (1 month ago)
You're fucking crazy. Everyone knows its the zombies that will wipe our race out, not AI
sachin andrews (2 months ago)
Agree and disagree
munarong (2 months ago)
Agree!
• • (2 months ago)
Nah, let AI's destroy humanity.
Riyaz patan (2 months ago)
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Jack Auvil (2 months ago)
What happens if he gets heckled?
Morgan Green (2 months ago)
He improves off the heckle, the perfect response. The audience knows thats what he is programmed to do, so it’ll get old quick.
Kaloyan A. (2 months ago)
cringeeeeeeeeeeeee
Chicken Permission (18 days ago)
the two most generic comments
Atomous 437 (1 month ago)
Kys

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