Can You Clone Yourself on Twitter?

One mad Twitter bot scientist took his tweets, harnessed the power of a neural network, and made a “better” version of himself. Sort of. One of the first patterns my clone figured out was Twitter handles. @-symbols followed by names. Some were my actual friends. Most were handles it made up, like “radiatorboard” and “filpraphan” and “cmentbirdss.” This was one week into running my personal Twitter archive through a deep-learning neural network, hoping it would spit out something that tweeted like me. I’d made a couple dozen Twitter bots before this, mostly using glorified templates and filtering. But neural networks are modeled after the human brain! Surely they’d capture some fundamental quality of Twitter, like anxiety. I’m no expert on deep learning, but I do like meddling with powers beyond…


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