Your chat bot, yourself

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looking for a break from coming up with fresh Facebook updates?

Bryan Alexander

what would i say? is a fun Web experiment, a bot that generates simulated Facebook status updates based on your own Facebooking.  Connect with Facebook, and the bot attempts to be you, combining randomly selected bits of your writing.

Technically speaking, it trains a Markov Bot based on mixture model of bigram and unigram probabilities derived from your past post history.

Here’s what it looks like in action*:

The results are very diverse, and can be quite entertaining.

Some make an uncanny kind of sense, and actually have decent grammar:

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