Monday, August 10, 2015

And the New Yorker Cartoon Contest Winner Is … a Computer - Bloomberg Business

Microsoft researchers aim to help The New Yorker process weekly cartoon caption contest submissions

"The machine and the New Yorker editors don’t always align on shortlists. On average, though, all of the editors’ favorites appeared in the AI’s top 55.8 percent of choices, according to the study. That means the New Yorker could use the system to eliminate at least 2,200 submissions a week without missing the gems. “On average, we saved about 50 percent of his workload,” says Shahaf. It could also save Mankoff the time it takes to hire new assistants. “I do think the future is human-machine companionship,” Mankoff says. “Computers can be a great aid.”"
And the New Yorker Cartoon Contest Winner Is … a Computer - Bloomberg Business
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