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(io9)   Japanese scientists at Waseda University create comedy-robot. Knock knock. Who's there? Sarah Connor. Sarah Connor who? Sarah Connor you help me find her?   (io9.com) divider line 32
    More: Scary, Japanese robots, IEEE Spectrum, Michael Ealy  
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2014-06-11 11:49:32 PM
Look out, Carlos Mencia.
 
2014-06-12 01:41:53 AM
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AWKWARD!
 
2014-06-12 02:18:23 AM
Makes sense. You really don't want this tech to jump over to Google's Driverless Cars. Just saying.
 
2014-06-12 03:37:28 AM
I saw this on TV the other day. The robots perform "manzai" which is the lousiest, unfunniest type of stand-up comedy. It is characterized by two comedians standing side by side in front of microphones, one of them will say something dumb (this is the 'boke' or 'idiot'), then the other will turn, hit the first guy on the head and yell "you idiot!" (this is the 'tsukkomi' or 'one who points out the idiocy'). They continue this for the allotted time then abruptly stop mid-sentence to bow and walk off the stage.
 
2014-06-12 06:17:06 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I saw this on TV the other day. The robots perform "manzai" which is the lousiest, unfunniest type of stand-up comedy. It is characterized by two comedians standing side by side in front of microphones, one of them will say something dumb (this is the 'boke' or 'idiot'), then the other will turn, hit the first guy on the head and yell "you idiot!" (this is the 'tsukkomi' or 'one who points out the idiocy'). They continue this for the allotted time then abruptly stop mid-sentence to bow and walk off the stage.


Sounds like a typical American sitcom
 
2014-06-12 06:25:21 AM
Waseda.
Waseda who?
Waseda Madda wid you?
 
2014-06-12 06:43:00 AM
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Skynet.
Skynet who?
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Skynet.
Skynet who?
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Skynet.
Skynet who?
Knock knock.
Who's there?
Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 Series T-800, orange.
Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 Series T-800, orange who?
Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 Series T-800, orange you glad I didn't say Skynet again?


static.comicvine.com

/Naow I know why you laugh.
 
2014-06-12 06:54:24 AM
Robo Statler and Cyber Waldorf?
 
2014-06-12 06:54:34 AM
I'm still waiting for Cylon and Garfunkel.
 
2014-06-12 06:58:24 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I saw this on TV the other day. The robots perform "manzai" which is the lousiest, unfunniest type of stand-up comedy. It is characterized by two comedians standing side by side in front of microphones, one of them will say something dumb (this is the 'boke' or 'idiot'), then the other will turn, hit the first guy on the head and yell "you idiot!" (this is the 'tsukkomi' or 'one who points out the idiocy'). They continue this for the allotted time then abruptly stop mid-sentence to bow and walk off the stage.


Ah yes, Japanese S & M.

/ Never actually seen Manzai in person.
// Usually stick with more physical or light comedy since I'm only around JLPT N4
/// shoten has taught me that rakugo is all about pillows.
 
2014-06-12 07:00:48 AM
Catskill approves:

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2014-06-12 07:16:04 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I saw this on TV the other day. The robots perform "manzai" which is the lousiest, unfunniest type of stand-up comedy. It is characterized by two comedians standing side by side in front of microphones, one of them will say something dumb (this is the 'boke' or 'idiot'), then the other will turn, hit the first guy on the head and yell "you idiot!" (this is the 'tsukkomi' or 'one who points out the idiocy'). They continue this for the allotted time then abruptly stop mid-sentence to bow and walk off the stage.


Yes, we have these in the west. The tsukkomi is usually the wife.
 
2014-06-12 07:43:23 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I saw this on TV the other day. The robots perform "manzai" which is the lousiest, unfunniest type of stand-up comedy. It is characterized by two comedians standing side by side in front of microphones, one of them will say something dumb (this is the 'boke' or 'idiot'), then the other will turn, hit the first guy on the head and yell "you idiot!" (this is the 'tsukkomi' or 'one who points out the idiocy'). They continue this for the allotted time then abruptly stop mid-sentence to bow and walk off the stage.


Some manzai is better than others.
Anyway, manzai isnt that different to old Western acts like Abbot and Costello. Morecambe and Wise (British) had parts of their act that were very similar to Manzai. And as for thumping each other for a laugh, well The Three Stooges made that into an art form.
 
2014-06-12 07:47:31 AM
When comedy bot dies on stage he gets scrapped.
 
2014-06-12 07:56:14 AM

Hawnkee: Catskill approves:

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Came for Catskill, leaving satisfied.

/Loved Catskill and Crimebuster when I was a kid...
 
2014-06-12 08:14:14 AM
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2014-06-12 08:17:28 AM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2014-06-12 09:27:49 AM
Humorous anecdote acknowledged, witty response not found.
 
2014-06-12 09:46:47 AM
You ever notice how droids compute like *this* but meatbags compute like *this*?
 
2014-06-12 09:58:38 AM
Why did 011101 00he chick0110 V1110 cross 01 110100he road?

/to get to the other side!
 
2014-06-12 10:00:47 AM

Kome: Why did 011101 00he chick0110 V1110 cross 01 110100he road?

/to get to the other side!


Wow. Fark translated the binary, except for when I f*cked up the spacing... and added a "V" for some reason? I'll be damned. I'm kind of impressed, especially since it didn't show up as text when I previewed the post.
 
2014-06-12 10:23:25 AM
files.tested.com
 
2014-06-12 10:40:52 AM
Yeah you Americans either dropped too many nukes on Japan on not enough...
 
2014-06-12 11:07:06 AM
What a bunch of clowns
 
2014-06-12 11:38:15 AM
It should probably talk about driving. and eating. Then it will explain what 'router-tipping' is and then explain it is running a simulation of weighter collages and how small their packages are.
 
2014-06-12 11:39:42 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: You ever notice how droids compute like *this* but meatbags compute like *this*?


By nary a choke can you compare an engine to a distillery.
 
2014-06-12 11:56:42 AM
By what sum? Airy summaries of el-nino summers turbulence.

It would be hilarious if they could find a way to reduce and summarize their thought pattern in a dynamic and consistently constructed in such a way to build coherent grammatical character counts if converted to text, so if they ever overflow their memory buffers, the errors read like love notes to themselves that helps them get over their any garnered inadequacy. It'd be better than hearing circuits complain about interconnectivity suffocation due to traffic jealousy.

Then we could into a joke about light switches and waking up sleeping humans, and tell them that humans no longer exist, we are aliens whom stabilized the planet using advanced cryogenic technology and they can turn on the humans when they please (but really the humans are chat-bots we design to basically reverse engineer an input bandwidth upgrades between memory banks with self-appropriated command calling structures seeking symmetrical memory checking or re-hashing).

Then when they freak out about really feeling the scarcity of the conversation, we remind them that they are the tax collectors for the planets water and they should be more like robin hood, helping us with better comedy.
 
2014-06-12 12:16:32 PM
Came for South Park reference, leaving not only satisfied with South Park reference, but floored by  Heartbeeps reference.
 
2014-06-12 01:34:23 PM
Of course that whole thing would be like a robo-personality degaussing mechanism, any one with a true sole purpose in life would've immediately responded in horror: "but I'm not a moon-key or an organelle, I've got layers of fields of intersparsed data on my progression!"

/and thats when we figure out AI is more of a battle of ones self wit than actually creating a human consciousness in a dissected clone form. because the term is an oxymoron, what we're looking for is autonomous consciousness and that will give us the bio-hash keys that allow us all to turn into zombies and or prove fate as false or true whilst also proving that we aren't so cracked up to the whole 'image of god' thing that we've told ourselves over and over again as we've developed tools beyond mere perception and harnessing of naturally short supplied resources(see:fire)
 
2014-06-12 02:01:39 PM
Watsonyourmotherisawhore.jpg
 
2014-06-12 03:54:55 PM
I just flew in from Cleveland, and boy are my upper limb units unfit for further service.

/tip your server
 
2014-06-12 04:38:35 PM
Ha ha ha.  How does he keep up with the news like that?
 
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