Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Nugget Series Continues

A good sense of humor is a sufficient condition for the existence of serious intelligence.

PS: The Turing Test could be restated as "If a machine cracks a really funny joke, it must be deemed intelligent."

PPS (for those interested): See also: Computational Humor.


Abhishek Sardar said...

Hello NF,

I am a silent lurker here. From your posts, I gather that you read a lot. Can you suggest fiction/non-fiction books with satirical undertones(say like 'The White Tiger').

Thank you

Nanga Fakir said...

Difficult question.

In fiction you might want to read Catch-22 (Joseph Heller), 1984, Animal Farm (both by George Orwell), Brave New World (Aldous Huxley), Slaughterhouse 5, Cat's Cradle (both by Kurt Vonnegut), Fight Club, Survivor (both by Chuck Palahniuk).

And if you read Hindi, Kuru Kuru Swaha (Manohar Shyam Joshi)[look no further than this!].

Hope this helps.

Abhishek Sardar said...

Thanks a lot.

Anything in non-fiction(if you read that is)

I've been into non-fiction lately and really liked...

The great Indian middle class-Pawan Verma, Three horsemen of the Apocalypse-Nirad Chaudhari and The God Delusion-Richard Dawkins.

Thanks again with the suggested reads.

clueless rebel said...

ahhh i see Dr. Diwedi in full flow.. Hows the ego rush... is ur head spinning ?

Nanga Fakir said...

A mild buzz's more like it.