Researchers build AI-driven sarcasm detector | Artificial intelligence (AI) | The Guardian

“Being able to detect lowest form of wit could help AI interact with people more naturally, say scientists …”

Never mind that it can pass the bar exam, ace medical tests and read bedtime stories with emotion, artificial intelligence will never match the marvel of the human mind without first mastering the art of sarcasm.

But that art, it seems, may be next on the list of the technology’s dizzying capabilities. Researchers in the Netherlands have built an AI-driven sarcasm detector that can spot when the lowest form of wit, and the highest form of intelligence, is being deployed.

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