Artificial Intelligence of Humor: Papers from the AAAI Symposium
Victor Raskin, Julia M. Taylor, Cochairs
Human ability to communicate is incomplete without the use of humor. If a computational system is ever to approximate human communication ability or act as a competent partner in a conversation with a human, humor must be accounted for: it must be detected and dealt with appropriately, and it must be generated at need. Computing is becoming ubiquitous, with more and more systems entering the lives of ordinary people, making it necessary for them to communicate with computers at work, at home, on the drive from home to work and back, effecting their shopping, personal lives, leisure and entertainment (see, for instance, Wilks 2005). The symposium participants, in their papers and in discussions, addressed the needs in and feasibility of such a system and made significant steps in the direction of its implementation.