Potterbot

2017-06-18 / Sebastian Morr / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 / software, bot

@potterbot is a Twitter bot using so-called Markov chains to generate random new lines. I fed it the complete text corpus of all seven Harry Potter books. When I set it up, I was mostly thinking of generating funny lines, but a surprising thing has happened:

A friend of mine has started replying to the prompts generated by Potterbot, to continue the scenes. You can find a good example here. I find it hilarious, and it’s a good example of creativity produced by human-computer interaction!


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