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Devised by computer scientists at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the algorithm could pave the way for more sophisticated communication between humans and computers - the Holy Grail of artificial intelligence.
The new formula has been programmed to recognize sarcasm in lengthy texts by analyzing patterns of phrases and punctuation often used to indicate irony.
In tests on 66,000 product reviews posted on the Amazon shopping website, the algorithm had an impressive 77 per cent success rate in picking out sarcastic comments - arguably higher than some humans.
Originally posted by UberL33t
Funny thing, there are some posters that I can't tell if they're being sarcastic or not but seriously or am I being serious this is why we need this software.