I was quick to conclude: It is too hard and expensive, let us leave it for some later stages of the project.
After a swift debate, we invited a subject matter expert to our conversation. He assured us that Natural Language Processing tools (especially for English), have advanced tremendously, and now, even a person without programming experience can train a model and use it to generate text. His words challenged me. I read about twitter bots before and decided to make my own.
- No hands-on experience with Ai/ML whatsoever
- Little-to none programming experience (I can use mac terminal to install Ghost or launch some apps on AWS lol)
Aggregate enough of data and teach GPT2 to compose tweets about crypto. Integrate it so curated tweets are published automatically.
I was surprised by how easy it was to find concise and complete instructions on how to do everything I needed.
Using Max’s instruction, I gathered 70,000 tweets from prominent crypto people and fine-tuned the GPT2 model.
To post tweets on schedule, I used a combination of AirTable & Integromat, a super easy and free solution. #NOCODE
As a next step, I want to teach my bot to reply to comments & selected people on twitter, to make it a real part of crypto-community.
What does it all means?
All that combined gave me the idea that the technology is so far away from real life, from business and accessible only to the smartest and wealthiest companies.
My little experiment made me rethink my attitude towards Ai. If somebody with so little technical knowledge can use it, what actually smart people can do? That’s fascinating.