Nigel Leck's Turing Test Twitter Bot, @AI_AGW, Counters Climate Denier Tweets With Accurate Global Warming Information

11/09/2010 11:01 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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This statistic will make any environmentalist cringe: 41 percent of Americans think the science on global warming has been exaggerated. That's been caused in part by fake controversies like the so-called "Climategate." What's worse, of the 20 Republican candidates that contested Senate seats, 19 disputed the science behind climate change.

But one software developer is trying to stop people from spreading misinformation about global warming on Twitter. Nigel Leck created the Twitter account @AI_AGW, also known as Turing Test to automatically reply to tweets that contain set phrases associated with global warming skepticism.

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