The Sound of Laughter

Created by Étienne Paquette
An original idea by Étienne Paquette, Muriel de Zangroniz and Mélanie Crespin

Produced by Marie-Pier Gauthier

The Sound of Laughter is an original project that involves training an AI system to generate different laughs and “mix” them. When the critical threshold of perfectly imitated human laughter is reached, our AI will allow us to explore the frontiers of mimetic laughter in search of other forms of laughter.

Experimenting with mimetic laughter as a way of connecting and opening up to the other, through the use of AI, is ultimately a way of questioning our own humanity.