This algorithm is learning to tweet like Donald Trump

While one blustely presidential candidate may be enough, an algorithm created by the MIT is learning to tweet like Donald Trump.

One wonders what the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is trying to unleash upon the world; a new algorithm developed by a postdoctoral candidate is learning to tweet like Donald Trump.
The candidate,  Bradley Hayes, is using intelligence deep learning techniques to teach computers to detect patterns in information. The tweetbot Hayes created examines Trump’s vernacular to try and determine what could mimic what the presidential candidate could tweet.
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“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” Hayes stated in a blog post.
The tweetbot, titled DeepDrumpf – so named after deep learning and the original spelling of the politician’s name, Drumpf, has been tweeting typically nonsensical yet thematically accurate quips.

“The bot creates Tweets one letter at a time,” Hayes wrote. “If the bot randomly begins its Tweet with the letter M, it is somewhat likely to be followed by an A, and then a K, and so on until the bot types out Trump’s campaign slogan, ‘Make America Great Again.’ It then starts over for the next sentence and repeats the process until it reaches the 140-character limit.” While DeepDrumpf’s tweets don’t make much semantic sense, one could argue the real life Donald Trump doesn’t either.


The bot, like Trump itself, chats with Trump’s own Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump; tagging what it perceives to be itself in its own conversation.
Hayes has stated that while DeepDrumpf is his only means of study at present, he times to work on algorithms to mimic other candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in future.
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