LOL Verifier

We all LOL, but do we always LOL IRL? Brian Moore’s new Teensy-powered device aims to keep would-be LOLers honest by confirming that they have literally laughed out loud before permitting them to make such a claim with their keyboard.

Trained on over 100 laughs using Edge Impulse’s machine learning platform, the Teensy 4.1-powered LOL Verifier adds a timestamp and checkmark of authenticity when a laugh is detected, or replaces any inauthentic “LOL” with a deadpan “that’s funny.” Not a great deal more is known about workings of the device, but Brian’s web site contains short overviews of this and many more of his fascinating thought experiments.