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Dueling Twitter Bots!

When the machines take over, will they speak via Twitter?

First, Gawker created a Mussolini bot named @ilduce2016 that tweeted quotes from Benito Mussolini at Trump. The goal was to get Trump to retweet Mussolini, and they succeeded.

But now, an AI researcher at MIT has created an AI bot named @DeepDrumpf that tweets just like the real Donald. The AI was trained on several hours of Trump’s debate lines and victory speeches. The researcher says that training an AI to speak like Trump was easy because Trump talks at the level of a third grader. Besides, when in doubt, you just have to add the words “very”, “great”, “we” and (Trump’s favorite word) “I”.