Can AI be funny? Hear from Dr. Anusha Withana


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DSI member, Dr. Anusha Withana and team from the School of Computer Science have used AI-assisted applications to write captions for cartoons and help non-native speakers understand humour in a new language. Read more.

He was interviewed by ABC.

The work featured in the Australian Financial Review.

Anusha is an ARC DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science. This project was supported by the Digital Sciences Initiative through the 2023 DSI Pilot Research Funding.

Two of The New Yorker cartoons with their original captions and captions written with the assistance of AI. Image: University of Sydney, with cartoons by Matthew Diffee and Mick Stevens, The New Yorker, Condé Nast.

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