“Humans are better at humor because AI’s context sensing is still raw”

| February 14, 2024

EPISODE 14 | ISI’s Artificial Intelligence director, anthropologist Adam Russell, gets to know his researchers. This week: Jonathan May

AI/nsiders – ISI

Adam Russell, AI/nthropologist and Director of the AI Division at the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI), is on a journey to help build a better world with AI. He interviews the ISI humans behind AI to understand what motivates them, how they shape AI today, and where they hope AI will go.

Jonathan May, who works as a Principal Scientist at ISI, shares how his interests in acting and comedy connect to his current work as a professor. He breaks down why AI sometimes fails to understand humor and how the definition of AI has changed over the years. He shares when he began working with computers and the story of when he was first shown the power of neural network learning. He explains why he doesn’t believe creating AI means creating life, and discusses why he thinks people continue to compare the two. Listen to his episode of AI/nsiders below.

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Published on February 14th, 2024

Last updated on February 14th, 2024

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