About the Competition

The Funniest Computer Ever Competition is an annual competition where people submit computer programs and tell jokes.

The competition involves three stages: Improv, Poetry, and Freestyle.

Bots are graded on their humor level by human judges.

The writer(s) of the winning bot get to take home bragging rights as well as a prize.

The complete rules can be found at the Competition Rules page.

The plan is to run this contest every year until 2020, which is when we hope to be having entries go head to head against live human stand-up comedians in front of a live human audience.

The goal of the competition is to have a computer that is funnier than one of the best human stand-up comics by the year 2020!

If you have any feedback about the competition, feel free to voice your opinions through out feedback page:

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About the Organizers

If you have questions about the competition, are interested in helping organize, or just have a really good joke to tell, feel free to email Sam at tansaku@gmail.com for more information.

Dr. sam Joseph

The contest organizer, Dr. Sam Joseph,
is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Hawaii Pacific University and teaches courses on topics such as mobile programming and design, internet programming, game programming and design, and even scientific research methods.

Dr. Joseph has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Astrophysics from the University of Leicester, UK, an M.Sc. in Cognitive science and Natural language, and a Ph.D. in Neural Networks from the University of Edinburgh, UK. Oh, and he has a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa for good measure.

On top of all those spiffy credentials, he was also the recipient of the Raymond-Hide prize for Astrophysics and a Toshiba Fellowship.  He holds several patents and has published widely in international conferences and journals.