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A MIT computer scientist created a Donald Trump Twitter bot — and it's oddly realistic

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Donald Trump has mastered the art of the one-liner.

The US presidential candidate now has a Twitter bot twin that tries to mimic his signature soundbites.

The bot tweets Trump-like statements using an artificial intelligence algorithm based on hours of the candidate's debate speech transcripts.

"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," says Bradley Hayes, the bot's creator and a researcher at MIT's Computer Science and and Artificial Intelligence Lab, in a statement. 

Hayes calls the bot DeepDrumpf, which refers to John Oliver's recent segment about Trump's ancestral name. 

Take a look at a few of DeepTrumpf's hilarious, bizarre, and oddly poetic tweets.

The bot creates tweets one letter at a time. For example, if the bot randomly begins with "M," it will likely follow with an "A,""K," and "E," until it produces Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again." It then starts over for the next sentence until it reaches the 140-character limit.

 



Just like the real Trump, DeepTrumpf thinks many things are "great,""not great," or could be "great again."

 

 



It doesn't seem to be too far off from Trump's speech patterns IRL. Compared to the last five US presidents, "Trump's language is darker, more violent and more prone to insults and aggrandizing," according to a recent analysis by The New York Times.

Source: The New York Times



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