Will Machines Make Us Laugh? Episode 5 – Dan Squire


Dan Squire is a stand-up comedian specialising in character comedy and an improviser with The Oxford Imps. He has appeared on BBC Radio Oxford and Union Jack, and is a regular performer at Jericho Comedy, Oxford’s award-winning comedy club. By day, Squire works in business to business marketing for big tech companies, many of whom offer AI and machine learning solutions.  


In this episode of Will Machines Make Us Laugh?, Squire speaks to Alex Farrow about what AI can already do with comedy, joke context and call-back structures, and the problems with teaching an AI not to punch down.