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What the covfefe? When AI meets Trump


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Asking Artificial Intelligence to write a Donald Trump speech results in "movement toward the beautiful". Watch the hilarious result here.

Donald Trump. There's been a lot written about the fledgling US President this year ... much of it sparked by his incessant, late-night Twitter rants and inflammatory, bullish speeches.

What the covfefe is going on here? Picture: YouTube.

What the covfefe is going on here? Picture: YouTube

 With the world still wondering what the heck "covfefe" means, The New Yorker magazine decided to see if it could do any better by replacing Trump's speechwriters with a robot.

Read more from Maxine Brown: How to give a great speech

It fed 270,000 of Trump's favourite words into a computer program that studies language patterns. This system analysed the US President's word choice and grammar, learning how to simulate Trump's speech.

The program obviously comes with settings for word-choice creativity. A low setting means lots of high-probability words are chosen, leading to lots of repetition and Trumpisms.

But as it moves each level higher, hilarity ensues - with the AI-written speech becoming more and more covfefe by the minute.

Check out The New Yorker's brilliant video here. 

A Trump Speech Written By Artificial Intelligence | The New Yorker


 

  

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