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'World's most advanced' humanoid robot attempts to tell a joke

By T.K. Randall
June 26, 2023 · Comment icon 13 comments

Can an AI grasp the concept of humor ? Image Credit: YouTube / Engineered Arts
Ameca is capable of realistically mimicking human expressions but hasn't quite grasped the nuances of humor.
At first glance, this deeply impressive robot might look like something that has been produced using computer graphics for a science-fiction movie, but in actual fact it is a real-life robot - a moving, functional device capable of the most impressive display of life-like human facial expressions and emotions we've ever seen.

Known as 'Ameca', the robot has a fully articulated head and neck, as well as multiple articulations in its face to enable a wide range of subtle expressions.

You can also have a conversation with it - albeit with some questionable results.
In a recent video posted up by Ameca's creators at Engineered Arts, a man can be heard asking the robot to tell him a joke and the robot seems only too happy to oblige.

As it turns out, however, the joke doesn't go quite as expected.

You can check out the video for yourself below.

Source: Mail Online | Comments (13)

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Comment icon #4 Posted by simplybill 10 months ago
To be fair, that was as funny as most sitcoms I’ve seen.  
Comment icon #5 Posted by trevor borocz johnson 10 months ago
Comment icon #6 Posted by Alchopwn 10 months ago
Fun-ni joke ar ar ar.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Nicolette 10 months ago
I feel like the scientist showing off the incredibly advanced robot and people asking it what 2+2 is is a joke at humankind's expense. As in our limited range of imagination and the powerful machine being limited to our own knowledge and chosen uses.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Coyote Speaks 10 months ago
There is something funny about how she keeps drawing it out...
Comment icon #9 Posted by trevor borocz johnson 10 months ago
I don't think its scarred of embarrassment. I like to ask to write jokes about a human wanting to be a computer and vice versa. I really had to lead it along, but it spit out a line of single letters like ppppppp as an answer. Not very impressive but it gave me the line about just being a computer like in the video.
Comment icon #10 Posted by trevor borocz johnson 9 months ago
me-Can you write a joke about a computer wanting to be human by wearing a cardboard box? computer-Why did the computer wear a cardboard box? Because it wanted to "think outside the box" and become a human! But let's just say, it didn't quite "compute" the fashion trends!
Comment icon #11 Posted by trevor borocz johnson 9 months ago
fixed it..... Can you write a joke about a human wanting to be a computer by wearing a cardboard box? Why did the human wear a cardboard box on their head? Because they wanted to be a computer and thought the box would help them "process" information faster! But let's just say, their attempt to upgrade their human hardware was a bit "boxy" and left them feeling a little "boxed in"!
Comment icon #12 Posted by trevor borocz johnson 9 months ago
This one is almost humourous written by the AI  Can you write a joke about a human wanting to be a computer by wearing a cardboard box and finish this joke? The human is trying to get around some other humans who are ignoring him and he can't fit through cause of the box he's wearing. He can't help getting angry unlike a computer which has no emotions. 7/7/2023, 1:17:15 AM Why did the human wearing a cardboard box get frustrated trying to get around other humans? Because while he wanted to be a computer, his emotions got the best of him! Unlike a computer, he couldn't help but get angry, and ... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by Jon the frog 9 months ago
Where is my baseball bat ?  

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