Trump or Bot

Can you tell if these quotes are from the 45th president of the United States or a machine learning model?


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Generated quotes were created by fine tuning GPT-2 with over forty years worth of Trump interview transcripts. In general, NLP models are fluent but incoherent. Their output sounds real to a non-native speaker, but the contents aren't logically consistent as the length of the text grows. Fittingly enough, the 45th president of the United States is also a fluent English speaker who is well known for his incoherent intervew responses. To those readers who are concerned about synthetic text and it's potential for propagating misinfo campaigns, keep in mind that it would be orders of magnitude easier to have a human write fake quotes. The cost of creating fake text is not the bottleneck for bad actors propagating fud. If this angers you or you'd like to file a complaint, watch this news segment about a duck that plays the drums. For additional questions, email [email protected]

I had this model sitting around trained and ready to go for over a year before deciding to put it online. Inspiration (and most of this quiz code) came from the excellent Antidepressants or Tolkien quiz. It's a great piece of work and you can buy the creator a pint from the results page of their quiz.

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