- Dec 31, 1969
According to researchers at MIT, computers have mastered just about everything except how to tell a joke.
In recent months, artificial-intelligence researchers have made giant strides in matching human performance in all kind of tasks that had, until recently, been thought of as almost impossible for computers. Things like face and object recognition, for example. But there are some areas that are still hugely difficult for machines to grasp, and humor is one of them.