‘Cards Against Humanity’ stunt has writers battling a comedy AI for their jobs
By Kellen Beck
On this Black Friday, writers for Cards Against Humanity are working to prove that they are better at writing comedy than an AI, and you can watch them do it live.
This year’s Cards Against Humanity publicity stunt involves a livestream that began at 11 a.m. ET and will last for a total of 16 hours. A group of card writers are collaborating to produce better and funnier cards than a machine-learning AI trained on Cards Against Humanity brainstorming documents. As new cards are created, you can see them get posted on this special Cards Against Humanity Black Friday website.
You can also watch along as the writers work and the AI chugs out card ideas here:
To vote for either the humans or the AI in this dystopian labor race, you can choose to buy a card pack featuring cards from either. If the humans win, they get nice, hefty bonuses before the holidays. If the AI wins, the humans all get fired immediately.
Not really. The site later states that they’ll get fired after the holidays, which is definitely a joke. We hope.
So far, the humans have come up with some pretty great cards, including “Unwelcome sexual attention from grown men,” “Getting sad for no reason,” “Three hours of pimple-popping videos,” and, fittingly, “A pointless job at a soulless corporation.”
The AI has come up with some good ones too, although you can tell some of them don’t quite make perfect sense, such as, “The amount of emotions a peanut would be capable of holding” or “The glue that holds the sky together.” There are some real great ones though, like “Luigi’s presence” and “Sitting on my son’s bed thinking ‘I could kill him.'”
So why is this happening? The website