Researchers tracked drunken New Yorker’s tweets — for science

New York City residents who found themselves tweeting at a bar in 2014 may have actually been contributing to the betterment of machine-learning algorithms. And let’s be honest, drinking for science is an idea I think each of us can get behind. Our best speaker lineup, ever. This year’s edition of TNW Conference in Amsterdam includes some of the biggest names in tech. Learn more A study published this week by a group of computer scientists from the University of Rochester analyzed over 11,000 geotagged drunk tweets from January to July of 2014 — this means the image you tweeted in an American flag mankini on Independence Day definitely made the cut. Isolating the drunken tweets started by identifying words like “beer,” “drunk,” “bar” and (presumably) “texting my ex.” From there, the team…


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