Dec 29, 2020

Scientists Built a Robot With a Sense of Irony. It’s Insufferable

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This robot + AI is meant to give users the bad news in a gentle way. It’s sense of timing may be off though. 😃

User Testing

In a test with 12 students, Irony Man was deemed more likable than conventional robots. But Irony Man’s inability to know when to use irony could backfire.

“The robot is not yet able to determine whether and when there is a good moment to employ irony,” André said. “It may happen that the robot generates a funny utterance, but the user is irritated.”

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