(Mirror Daily, United States) – Politics is rough and though, especially when the elections are just around the corner. And there are a lot of people out there who take more pleasure in debating the debates or making fun of some candidates. One Twitter account, in particular, has attracted a lot of attention lately, because it does terrific impersonations of Donald Trump, and the mind behind them is an artificial neural network.
Plenty of people are talking about the man and the ideas behind @DeepDrumpf, and that is also what we are going to do next.
Bradley Hayes is the man that managed to turn the Republican candidate’s speeches into hilarious tweets. And even though the texts are written by artificial intelligence, they sometimes sound exactly like something Trump would say.
The MIT postdoctoral associate who is into robotics research says that he reprogrammed an artificial neural network so that it was able to both study and emulate Trump’s speeches.
Momentarily all of the source material comes from debates, so the robot behind the very popular Twitter account has a bit of a hard time recognizing a speech pattern. This is mostly due to the fact that during the debates, the candidates often tend to interrupt each other, leaving sentences in mid-air.
Hayes said that the idea behind @DeepDrumpf came to him one day while he was having lunch with his colleagues. Scientists can’t just stop speaking science, not even when they’re enjoying a sandwich together. And in one of these instances Hayes and his fellow robotics researchers were talking about different techniques of statistical modeling.
After a while, he read an article about the complexity of the speeches of various political candidates. The piece was talking about the simplistic nature of Donald Trump’s argumentations. The simpler the Republican candidate speaks, the more fans he gathers because people need a representative that communicates in their language.
This was when the idea behind @DeepDrumpf completely formed and Hayes decided to reprogram the AI. What is astonishing is that the robot, which functions extremely well sometimes, is nothing but a weekend project for the MIT postdoctoral associate.
The algorithm behind the tweets is relatively complicated, and the AI still has a lot to learn about the person it is trying to mimic, so sometimes Hayes helps the robot create posts.
He gives the program an incentive, for example, [Hillary is], and then the artificial intelligence generates a series of characters. Hayes then chooses the ones that make the more sense and puts them in a tweet.
A lot of people are talking about the man and the ideas behind @DeepDrumpf. Some members of the social media platform expressed the fact that they would rather vote for Drumpf instead of Trump.
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