Twitterbot uses deep learning to channel inner Donald Trump

If you thought republican presidential candidate Donald Trump already said enough crazy things, you might not want to follow his Twitterbot. A postdoc from MIT’s Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a Twitterbot that uses an artificial intelligence algorithm, deep learning techniques and neural networks to tweet out Trump-like statements such as “I’m what ISIS doesn’t need.” The bot, dubbed @DeepDrumpf, is trained on hours of Trump’s victory speeches and debate performances, and was inspired by a recent report that found Trump’s linguistic patterns were similar to a fourth-grade reading level. (Related: A programming language made of emojis) “Trump’s language tends to be more simplistic, so I figured that, as a modeling problem, he would be the most manageable candidate to study,” said Bradley Hayes, creator of the…


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