Twitter Bot Trolls Global Warming Sceptics, Betters Hive Mind Intelligence

Twitter Bot Trolls Global Warming Sceptics, Betters Hive Mind Intelligence

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.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.