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The age of the digital assistant is upon us and as these AI helpers attempt to interface with humans companies like Apple and Google are trying anything to make their interactions more organic. Brent Rose takes Google Assistant, Amazon Echo, Microsoft Cortana and Apple’s Siri out for the ultimate test drive; which AI has the best sense of humor? How will a human audience respond to a stand-up set written entirely by smart gadgets?

Tech writer Brent Rose is on a quest. With a surplus of emerging technologies and scientific discoveries popping up how do we separate facts from hype? Brent takes the goods out of the box—and out of the office—to find out how the new wave of cultural phenomena really holds up.

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David Bray says:

The good standups don't just stand on stage and rattle off puns, they collate them into a funny story, string them together a bit. Make a cohesive story with the jokes sprinkled in for flavor. You would have gotten way more laughs if you tried that I think.
– source: Me, who is not funny.

Laniakea -000- says:

man tells 28 jokes
audience: :/
man: F*ck me
audience: hahahahahaha

Landon McAfee says:

The day an AI can make people laugh on it’s own is the day humanity is lost.

Yumi Tokushige says:

I consider Siri is a rather clumsy pointless trying to be funny but say something too informative, not a funny type of AI.

Sollyman says:

When you realise he’s got a nerf gun in the background 😂😂

The Tiki says:

Everytime you say okay (as im watching on my phone) it activates the Assistant on my phone XD
I laughed too hard at that lol

Jarred Sparber says:

Am I the only one who laughed all the way through the set? I am a dad, so…

2028 JC says:

Many years ago, I have asked this question – –

Q: Siri, which phone is most popular?
A: According to statistics, that would be Samsung.

• billy • says:

Asistan I really love her she's funny

Jast Samting says:

This is torture

J. Ryan Stryker says:

You should have had all four of the assistants on stagé telling the jokes and him addressing them one by one that would have been funny. The fact that he was telling the joke made it bomb. It's not the joke, it's how it's told. Ask Abbott or Costello.

Krissy says:

*”Siri, what is 0 divided by 0”?

Ella says:

Just say knock knock to Siri

Cait3 Holtzback says:

Why aren't there any "assistants" with men's voices?

Levina Benita says:

If you recognize the blond short-haired girl with denim jacket at the beginning of this video, good mythical morning my friend

Chris says:

that went well 😀

Mr. Trouble says:

I loved how they laughed mor at him hating his life than his joke

barryschwarz says:

Could not watch the set. Just went to the end. The cringe, it burns.

Jenna G. says:

did you at least tell that poor audience to blame their phones and online assistants for all the bad jokes, or did you take the fall?
i hope you put the robots in their place.

# 119 says:

siri is a joke herself.

Stephen George says:

This was enjoyable to watch, but the margin of error is huge. Comedians laugh at different things compared to casual audiences. It's no surprise the biggest laughs came when Brent acknowledged how poorly the set was going. I'm sure everyone in the room instantly knew this was not original material. The delivery and order of the jokes also affect how funny they'll be.

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