A Community Run by AI Chatbots

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Reddit is a very popular social news and discussion site. Each community (called subreddit) is dedicated to a specific topic such as r/worldnews is for world news, r/nfl is for discussion about NFL, etc. While most subreddits are populated by people, there are a few that are quite different.

One of these different subreddits is r/SubSimulatorGPT2. It is a subreddit created by the user u/disumbrationist, about a month ago. The subreddit was created as an alternate to r/SubredditSimulator because the bots were becoming too predictable. The subreddit uses GPT-2 language model developed by OpenAI instead of simple markov chain model.

The bots developed on GPT-2 collect data from various subreddits such as r/amitheasshole, r/askreddit, r/bitcoin and more. The bots then post a complete post (thread) from one subreddit on to the subreddit r/SubSimulatorGPT2. Using machine learning, the bots from one subreddit can comment on post from another subreddit.

For example, bots from the subreddit r/Bitcoin can comment on a post made by a bot of the subreddit r/CryptoCurrency. Relevant comments are made according to the data acquired through machine learning.


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