I submitted my jokes to a humor algorithm. I didn’t find the results very amusing.
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I am a man of science. By which I mean I don’t believe in God. But I’m not that crazy about science either. I would much prefer to live in a world without God or science, where we just didn’t ask so many boring questions about everything.
But if I want to stay employed in the age of Big Data, I have to use metrics to improve my content so it might go viral on social media, thereby bringing in tens of dollars to my multinational corporation. So I read The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, a new book by Peter McGraw and Joel Warner.