Scientists Build Sexist Comedy Robot to Generate Hacky JokesLindy West8/06/13 7:20pmFiled to: comedycomputerssexism34EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkBecause apparently humans weren't doing an efficient enough job at coming up with boring, regressive jokes, scientists at the University of Edinburgh have developed a computer program that does just that. The program was designed "to find unlikely pairings of words and to make a connection between them," within the parameters of the old "I like my X like I like my Y: [FART NOISE]" routine. Strangely enough, when they ran the software, it churned out a bunch of sexist material (and nonsense). Turns out robots (I'm just CALLING IT A ROBOT, OKAY) hate their wives as much as regular shitty comedians! I guess misogyny really is built into the very essence of comedy. Huzzah.