OK computer: When pop music meets machine learning

It’s Moogfest season here in Durham, so there’s been a lot of the discussion in the office around music, data lakes, and the heat map we’re building for the festival. But the conversation took a different turn, thanks to a tweet.

Many months ago when I was at IBM Insight, I tweeted a snide remark about computer-generated jokes. Fast-forward to this week, when former “Monk” and Letterman writer Joe Toplyn responded with a link “proving” that computers could generate jokes that were funny … at least to the easily amused. Amid the discussion, someone drove by playing crappy autotune pop music.

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