Jordan B Peterson & Slavoj Žižek; photo sourced from RT

On April 19, 2019, Jordan B. Peterson and Slavoj Žižek, arguably the world’s two foremost pop philosophers, participated in a debate titled “Happiness: Capitalism vs. Marxism.” This debate gave me an idea: would an AI be able to tell which participant a user would agree more with?

To avoid burying the lede, the AI lives at postmodernbot.com; feel free to try it yourself! For the uninitiated, though, let me contextualize who Peterson & Žižek are, and why the AI is a fun thought experiment. …

Chris Collins

Chris Collins is a Data Scientist who enjoys consuming pop culture, sports, and memes in his spare time. Follow him on Twitter (@capn_collins)

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