Comedians Walk Into a Bar and Tell AI-Generated Jokes

From a Washington Post story by Lisa Bonos headlined “ChatGPT might kill us all…with dad jokes”:

“How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh?” Angel Jin, a 27-year-old tech worker and stand-up comedian, asks the audience.

“10 tickles?,” she offers.

The audience groans.

Jin isn’t fazed. At this comedy show, it’s good when certain punchlines flop. It was a test: Could the audience guess which jokes the comedian dreamed up and which were written by the popular artificial-intelligence tool ChatGPT?

Everyone’s talking about AI’s potential to kill us, but so far it can’t even kill on the comedy stage.