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A sarcasm detector bot that outputs emojis in response to strings of text? Yep, it’s another brilliant AI project in the quiet days of summer. If you can spot the sarcasm above, chances are you’re human rather than a bot. The particular bot that we’re talking about here is made by DeepMoji, a spinoff from the Massachusetts …
Yup! As we both know, a huge aspect of most languages, including English, is tonal as well as contextual. And tonal cannot be captured very well in writing, so for example in written English, one invests more in context to set the tone. In a stand alone sentence as in my example, whether the sentence is meant to be sarcastic or earnest would be conveyed (between native English speakers) entirely tonally. So I would argue that single written sentences are not a fair test even for a human.
"And tonal cannot be captured very well in writing, so for example in written English, one invests more in context to set the tone"
AND, you can use punctuated! text!, *emphasis*, italics, _underscore_, CAPITALIZATION, and other means of "tonal exposition" in your writing style.
Yeah. I do that. You're welcome.
"What chance does an AI bot have if it doesn't know how much of an idiot the writer is?"
that's right, it could be some IDIOT that believes the lame-stream (left-wing biased) media's negative portrayal of Trump . However, being REALISTIC, I'd say Trump isn't THE greatest, but is pretty great nonetheless.
I can't see them at all & my screen reader can't figure out what the hell they are to TRY to explain them. Every time it comes to one it drops silent for a tick, making me think it's gotten cranky, until I character-step through the "silent part", only to realize there's a character there (the emoji) that it can't read at all.
So you can see them to be confused by them, but I can't even get that much out of the blasted things. I'd equate it to being stuck in a room with folks deciding to speak a foreign language at random moments, but even that I'd be able to ask someone "Can I get an English translation please?" for those bits - Google translate simply barfs if you feed it an emoji & ask what the hell it means. =-\
I can see the emojis but can honestly say I never look at them and if I did I would have no idea of what they are supposed to signify.
I' m pretty sure I can type real words at least as quickly as looking for a suitable little emoji to stick in a message. It will convey what I mean more accurately than some arbitary symbol too.
I'd argue you're not missing much, but it sounds like a software issue. Colour me extremely surprised that your screen reader doesn't substitute the unicode symbol name followed or preceeded by "emoji", such as for U+1F573, "Hole Emoji". Then again, not sure how other punctuation is handled.
'Emoji translate function. strInputString:Unicode string for translation.
'intSubjectAge:age in years of translation requester.
'Returns unicode string
If intSubjectAge<30 Then
This is amazing. I have been waiting for years for a truly purposeful use for AI and then lo and behold someone works out the perfect use. I'm just glad they didn't appropriate it's use in determining how to feed the planet off the resources we have or combining traffic flows to reduce emissions as that would have been a complete waste of processing resources. However, I digress, all hail this wonderful day where sarcasm can be determined by our AI overlords.
There used to be something called a "fifth," which is one fifth of a gallon. Originally the booze sellers were flogging the fifth as if it were a quart, and eventually the lie became standardized (as so many do). Nowadays we have a metric "fifth," which is 1% smaller. Not nearly good enough, but it'll do.
"Nowadays we have a metric "fifth,""
So 750ml - or 3/4 Litre - just like most of the rest of the planet for wine / spirit in bottles. Wow @ the Americans using something that the rest of the world has actually taught in schools within the last 50 years even if you call it a "fifth"!
(Over the pond, spirits often come in a "pub" size 1 litre option too.)
The liquor industry over here was one of the very few to willingly -- nay, eagerly -- convert to metrics when the government tried to get everyone on board back in 1975. The reason, of course, was that with the exception of going from quarts to liters, every other unit got smaller. But, since people were already used to paying $X for a pint, say, just refer to a 375 ml flask as a "pint" -- close enough! -- and there you go: instant profit-margin boost!
Units do not get smaller. They change the size of the serving.
"When the units changed, every serving chose the smaller unit out of the two" or similar would work.
The problem is, not that words have two or more meanings (unit being both a fixed measure, or a varied serving size), but that companies and individuals will use the switchawoo to trick customers.
"Helps loose weight" and "two smarties per serving" in a bag of "250g Smarties" as an example.
Well, in this case, "unit" was intended as "one bottle, of colloquial category 'half-pint', 'pint', 'fifth', and 'half-gallon"", but "unit" seemed more concise. The size of the unit (bottle) was, in each case (except the quart upsizing to a liter), made smaller. The number of servings in each unit (bottle) went down; the size of the serving did not change.
"Well they use pints for measurements of American beers afaik."
Should be redesignated the 'Weeny Pint' being only 16Floz rather than a good British 20Floz.
I have noticed here in these columns a requirement for sarcasmic and ironic detection for some commentards, though I doubt there is a way to provide a sense of humour app.
If they think a sarcasm detector bot will be the best thing since sliced bread, an irony detector bot will be the toaster, or something, I need an analogy bot.
The irony bot is a marvellous new device, a bit like a Roomba, except that its job is to remove the creases from your clothing.
No shit! I have been designing icons since before the concept existed. I worked for Xerox with some of my work at PARC. Did some early programming in Smalltalk, now using Ruby which is Smalltalk on steroids. If it has anything to do with computer graphics that is me.
As for sarcasm? What does that mean exactly?
"As for sarcasm? What does that mean exactly?"
It's an "emotion."
“We use millions of texts on Twitter containing emojis for training a deep learning model that understands many nuances of how language is used to express emotions,” says the project’s about page.
Who knew sarcasm was an emotion?
Sarcasm by the ancient Greeks:
In this passage in Iliad 16 Patroklos with false admiration appears to pay a tribute to a fallen hero, praising his agility, when in fact he has killed the man, whose subsequent acrobatic dive is in fact a lifeless tumble.
How many of those millions of messages that the bots were watching were created by bots in the first place? I certainly hope they had a better strategy other than just looking for emojis else blind leading the blind / stupid is forever, seem to have a real shot at being ways to describe the project.
I believe the word we invented for that is actually "emoticon'. I wonder how much grant money could be had researching why, exactly, kids seem to have to keep re-inventing terminology that has been established for decades.
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