Twitter Bot Trolls Global Warming Sceptics, Betters Hive Mind Intelligence

Twitter Bot Trolls Global Warming Sceptics, Betters Hive Mind Intelligence
technology

Classical AI methods are put to good use in Twitter global warming debates

Stephen Fortune
  • 5 november 2010

Writing code for a twitter bot has seen many inanimate objects contribute their own particular stream of consciousness to the Twitter hive – mind. Utilising a method once heralded as the best means to achieve artificial intelligence, Nigel Leck has designed a twitterbot to counter the global warming deniers inhabiting Twitter. The bot scans the feed every five minutes for contentious statements that match the typical global warming sceptic stance and fires back a response.

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