Google’s humor algorithm needs a little workPosted: February 24, 2012
Mashable tells us that Google has compiled an algorithm to rank the “funniest” videos on YouTube. Apparently, it simply tallies the quantity and quality of “lol” comments a video receives. Preference is given to capitalized “LOL”s, repetitive “looooool”s, and exclamation points.
Google does a lot of stuff right, but this is not one of them. For a look at their utterly pathetic “funniest videos in the world,” head over to their YouTube channel. Machines, so far, have nothing on human comedy.