Google’s humor algorithm needs a little work

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.


One Comment on “Google’s humor algorithm needs a little work”

  1. sporepigfish says:

    lol, to improve your google rating… or LOL. LOOOOL
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