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"From the Ted Talk by Heather Knight: Silicon-based comedy"

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It can also learn from you about the qultiay of its jokes and cater things, sort of like Netflix-style, over longer-term to different cotmuienmis or audiences, children versus adults, different cultures. You can lraen something from the robot about the community that you're in. And also I can use each one of you as the acting coach to our future robot companions. Some of you in this middle section — you have red/green paddles. If you like what's going on, show the green. If you don't like the subject or the performance, you can hold the red. Now don't be shy. It's just a robot. It doesn't have feelings ... yet. (luehgatr) And the rest of you, you still count, you still matter. There's also a microphone that's listening to the aggregate laughter and applause and binoog — I hope not — to help make some of its next decisions. Right, so, let the rboot stand-up comedy begin.

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It can also learn from you about the _______ of its jokes and cater things, sort of like Netflix-style, over longer-term to different ___________ or audiences, children versus adults, different cultures. You can _____ something from the robot about the community that you're in. And also I can use each one of you as the acting coach to our future robot companions. Some of you in this middle section — you have red/green paddles. If you like what's going on, show the green. If you don't like the subject or the performance, you can hold the red. Now don't be shy. It's just a robot. It doesn't have feelings ... yet. (________) And the rest of you, you still count, you still matter. There's also a microphone that's listening to the aggregate laughter and applause and ______ — I hope not — to help make some of its next decisions. Right, so, let the _____ stand-up comedy begin.

Solution

  1. laughter
  2. robot
  3. booing
  4. learn
  5. communities
  6. quality

Original Text

It can also learn from you about the quality of its jokes and cater things, sort of like Netflix-style, over longer-term to different communities or audiences, children versus adults, different cultures. You can learn something from the robot about the community that you're in. And also I can use each one of you as the acting coach to our future robot companions. Some of you in this middle section — you have red/green paddles. If you like what's going on, show the green. If you don't like the subject or the performance, you can hold the red. Now don't be shy. It's just a robot. It doesn't have feelings ... yet. (Laughter) And the rest of you, you still count, you still matter. There's also a microphone that's listening to the aggregate laughter and applause and booing — I hope not — to help make some of its next decisions. Right, so, let the robot stand-up comedy begin.

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Important Words

  1. acting
  2. adults
  3. aggregate
  4. applause
  5. audiences
  6. booing
  7. cater
  8. children
  9. coach
  10. comedy
  11. communities
  12. community
  13. companions
  14. count
  15. cultures
  16. decisions
  17. feelings
  18. future
  19. green
  20. hold
  21. hope
  22. jokes
  23. laughter
  24. learn
  25. listening
  26. matter
  27. microphone
  28. middle
  29. paddles
  30. performance
  31. quality
  32. red
  33. rest
  34. robot
  35. section
  36. show
  37. shy
  38. sort
  39. subject