Workshops on what it takes for a computer to generate jokes and how artificial intelligence "understands" how humans react to humor will be held during the International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter at Purdue from July 17-22.
The science and research of humor is a multidisciplinary effort, according to Julia Rayz, associate professor of computer and information technology. “The study of humor is not comics and comedians going on stage and saying let me entertain you. We have a breadth of fields and experiences: linguistics, psychology, sociology, religious study, anthropology and others."
This will be the first time the International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter has been held at a university in its 17-year run.