Postdoc’s Trump Twitterbot uses AI to train itself on transcripts from Trump speeches

Thu, 03/03/2016By Adam Conner-Simons, MIT CSAIL Press Inquiries Think Donald Trump says crazy things? Just wait until you hear his Twitterbot. This week a postdoc at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) developed a Trump Twitterbot that Tweets out remarkably Trump-like statements, such as “I’m what ISIS doesn’t need.” The bot is based on an artificial-intelligence algorithm that is trained on just a few hours of transcripts of Trump’s victory speeches and debate performances. I’m what ISIS doesn’t need. — DeepDrumpf (@DeepDrumpf) March 3, 2016 Dubbed @DeepDrumpf, after John Oliver’s recent segment about Trump’s ancestral name, the bot creates Tweets one letter at a time. For example, if the bot randomly begins its Tweet with the letter “M,” it is somewhat likely to be followed by an “A,”…


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