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Tinder bot used in UK elections


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We used a computer program to talk to young people on the dating app about the U.K. election. The results were amazing.

With the help of two software engineers, Erika Pheby and Kyle Buttner, we designed a chatbot, a smart computer program that deployed an adaptable script. In the two days ahead of the election earlier this month, the chatbot struck up conversations with thousands of young people between 18 and 25 years old on Tinder. The chatbot talked about politics, with the aim of getting voters to help oust the Conservative government. The results were amazing. Over 30,000 messages reached young people in key constituencies.

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Founded: 2017
Last Modified: 2023-02-20 00:00:00

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