Turing Test Twitterbot Fails to Recognize Irony
Well, this explains the strange reply we encountered yesterday…
A software developer has created a Twitter bot that automatically discovers and responds to tweets that are skeptical of global warming.
Nigel Leck’s chatbot @AI_AGW, who goes by the name “Turing Test,” scans Twitter every five minutes in search of hundreds of terms and phrases that tend to be used by those who think global warming is not occurring or that humans are not responsible for it.
This isn’t the first “twitterbot” we’ve seen — tweets about “teabaggers” provoked automated angry responses awhile back. But at least the Teabagger Geek got one thing right: We were making fun of him.