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Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Apr 22, 2014

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Who would have guessed that the title of America's Funniest City would be determined with the help of a humorless algorithm? Researchers at the University of Colorado's Humor Research Lab pulled data on comedy club locations, birthplaces of famous comedians and where funny people live. And Chicago took the cake. But can an algorithm really identify what's funny...even crack a joke? Plus, how OpenSSL became one of the internet's most important building blocks.

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Is Chicago America's funniest city?

Apr 22, 2014
What warm weather Chicago lacks, it makes up for in humor

Who would have guessed that the title of America’s Funniest City would be determined with the help of a humorless algorithm? Researchers at the University of Colorado’s Humor Research Lab pulled data on comedy club locations, birthplaces of famous comedians and where funny people live. And Chicago took the cake. But can an algorithm really identify what’s funny…even crack a joke? Plus, how OpenSSL became one of the internet’s most important building blocks.

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