Teaching a Computer to Laugh - Fortune

Teaching a Computer to Laugh

> Can anyone draw a plan as to how to teach a computer to laugh? Say we
> define laugh as print "LOL", and define smile as print ":)". How would a
> computer know when to print any of those, and when to operate an Eliza
> program?

Judging by IRC or AOL, randomly would do just fine ;-)

— Muli Ben-Yehuda in Hackers-IL message No. 3513
Author Muli Ben-Yehuda
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