by Annie Churdar in Tech on Monday 9 September 2013

This poor computer just doesn’t have a filter when it comes to telling jokes. Programmed to tell sexist jokes by scientists at University of Edinburgh, it hasn’t yet been programmed to be “socially aware”, so some of the jokes come out better than other.

The scientists taught the computer to combine two unlikely words and make a comparison between them. The results have been coming out something like this: “I like my women like I like my gas—natural,” and “I like my women like I like my camera—ready to flash.” Not too bad, right? Well here’s one that didn’t work out quite so well: “I like my men like I like my court—superior.” Oh well, it’s better than any other joke-telling computer so far.