Hey New Yorkers, your drunken tweets were dissected by machines for science

Tweeting while drinking? Computers are onto you. Image: Brian Bilek/Flickr By Stan Schroeder2016-03-17 10:37:00 UTC So you’ve had a few too many. Everyone in your crew is either in the bathroom or at the bar, ordering more drinks. With nothing else to do, you whip up your phone, fire up Twitter, and start typing: “Thifs isz the best bar evah! The DJ hhere is, like, so goopd!” Chances are, a computer can tell that was a drunken tweet, and — coupled with other (often publicly available) information, it can even tell how much you’ve been drinking and where.  Researchers from the University of Rochester have developed a machine-learning algorithm that lets a computer catch tweets related to alcohol, as well as those sent by people who were drinking alcohol when they…


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