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Silicon-based comedy: Heather Knight on TED.com

Posted by: Jenny Zurawell

In this first-of-its-kind demo, Heather Knight introduces Data, a robotic stand-up comedian that does much more than rattle off one-liners — it gathers audience feedback (using software co-developed with Scott Satkin and Varun Ramakrishna at CMU) and tunes its act as the crowd responds. Is this thing on? (Recorded at TEDWomen, December 2010, in Washington, DC. Duration: 6:05)

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