In a new research project, Microsoft has attempted to teach comedic values to computers. Using the New Yorker’s cartoon contest as fodder, the researchers came up with an algorithm to pick the funniest captions from thousands of reader submissions:
A huge thanks to Darian Jenik for his very generous "Hall of Fame" donation to the prize fund for this year. Looks like we have a competition on our hands!
We've added a donation button via Paypal to the website along with a feedback page so you can tell us how to improve.
We've had seven entries for the competition this year, and the new website is now live on http://funniestcomputer.neurogrid.com/ Let's see if we can't get ten entries by the final deadline!!!
We're in the middle of updating our website!
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