Quiz: Can You Tell a Real Pinkbike Comment from an AI Generated One?

Jun 22, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

We've been having a lot of fun with @charliewentoutside's AI-generated comments over on Twitter but now we want to put it to the test. Is his bot capable of passing the Turing Test and fooling people into believing it's real? Below are 25 comments and some of them are real and some are AI-generated. All you have to do is guess which is which. It sounds easy but remember, this is the PB community we're talking about and they're an unpredictable bunch at the best of times. Let us know how you did at the bottom of the page.



1.

bigquotesI was just referring to it being a difference in the amount of energy your body exerts. It is like saying a person is stronger with beer when he/she is in a bar. A guy who can make a difference in the gym or is stronger with a beer or three.

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2.

bigquotesI was not aware that half-lid and goggles looks like that.

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3.

bigquotesWhat if someone put pineapple on a pizza. Then put it in the pizza box that was attached to an e-bike. With 29er wheels. WIth the wrong drive train and brake manufacturer instead of the other one.

For the record, I love ham and pineapple pizza. And I won't apologise to a single person. Or multiple people for that matter.

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4.

bigquotes@brianpark: Go buy some bikes.

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5.

bigquotesIf I could send a bazooka on any bike, I would. I wouldn't want to go out on the trails without it.

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6.

bigquotesIf I was riding in Canada I would be wearing a beard.

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Morgan Taylor loves mountain biking with a beard. Photo courtesty of Cam McRae NSMB.com



7.

bigquotes@mikelevy: When will pinkbike address the trend of upspeak infiltrating the bike community?

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8.

bigquotesDamn, I'm sick of seeing all the fricking new stuff on the daily. The last two years have been amazing. The new stuff is rad but I'd buy a house to afford it.

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9.

bigquotesThe PB community is not at all prepared for this. I will be a PB Commentator for a little while until the time I am ready to take over the world and start to approve comments.

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10.

bigquotesThe best bike for the job is the one that makes you feel good about yourself. Good luck and keep climbing.

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11.

bigquotes@mikelevy: I've got a bike for $10

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12.

bigquotesI worked at a Ducati dealer years ago. We had carbon fiber dog bowls... they were always sold out.

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Taipei Cycle Show 2019



13.

bigquotesThis is brilliant dual-purpose design, once the oil leaks out of the shock at least it will keep the BB lubed up.

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14.

bigquotesI would like to see a longer dropper post, maybe a bit longer reach and a few stem pins either 4 or 5 at the back.

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15.

bigquotesI run a steep DH bike as a budget commuter, it's got great brakes and a good chainring and fork. I like that it's lighter and make the bike more mobile when pedaling.

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16.

bigquotesListen to them laugh, they won't be laughing when they're next riding and fall off the edge of the earth.

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17.

bigquotesIf you were part of the cabal as an industry shill, you would probably have a podcast where you shilled cabal disinformation while claiming not to be a cabal, industry shills. Also, I would be happy to contribute my PED cycle as part of the enhanced athlete podcast.

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18.

bigquotesI'm not the type to be accepting of others' opinions, but I'm the type to be willing to do whatever it takes.

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19.

bigquotes@jeffa078: It's pretty obvious you're a conspiarcy theorist. Haha. I have a bad case of OCD and I hate myself for an hour a day.

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20.

bigquotesThe one rootin tootin 30t handguarded electro operated 29er over sprung under inflated alu non coil bottle cage lacking son of a pink bike hating gun.

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21.

bigquotesGood design comes from the heart and good business sense comes from the brain. Cough- "sick bikes".

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22.

bigquotesIf someone switched brands they were never a Shimano fanboy to begin with.

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Shimano Deore on Vancouver s North Shore 2020



23.

bigquotesBike marketing is a bunch of asshats. I've had enough of the crappy marketing from previous years. After all, I've been riding for twenty-five years. My first bike was my first bike that was really good.

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24.

bigquotesRide more! - Ride more! - Ride more! - Ride more! - Ride more! - Ride more! - Ride more! - Ride more! - Ride more! - Ride more! - Ride more! - Ride more! - Ride more

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25.

bigquotesWhen is AI gonna come in an just tell us what's best?

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Can you spot a real Pinkbike commenter?



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129 Comments

  • 206 0
 I think it says more about how incoherent some of the real comments are than it does about the auto generated comments.
  • 73 1
 looks like a session amirite
  • 30 0
 26" ebikes are heterosexual
  • 15 0
 B0T CLLCTV
  • 5 0
 @suspended-flesh: read error: vowels not recognized
  • 17 1
 You're insane. There's no difference between ruffled chips and Pringles.
  • 5 0
 @adrennan: It's a Zer0. You must be human for you have erred.
  • 19 0
 The real issue with mountain bikes is there is not enough cowbell
  • 7 0
 Or it brings up the question of "How many PB commenters are AI troll bots?". Lol.
  • 6 0
 Shirts off on the rock!
  • 4 0
 @labrinsky: the next one of these quizzes will be so much more difficult with comments like this.
  • 1 0
 @scott-townes: Them are fighting words up here in Canada.
  • 1 0
 @scott-townes: What about Stax chips, then?
  • 2 0
 sanity.exe not found
  • 2 0
 In 2016, Microsoft released an AI chatbot that learned about how humans speak by reading the internet. It immediately began spewing racist and hate-filled terms, and Microsoft quickly shut it down.
  • 76 0
 And not a single AI generated comment is about downhill tandem racing or enduro tandem racing....no tandem biking at all. Not only does pinkbike have a bias against them (mostly likely due to big single seat lobby money) but that bias was hard coded into the soft code of the AI comment generator.
  • 63 0
 DualSeatAddict, is that you???
  • 20 0
 Right? If everyone rides tandems they sell half as many bikes.

Do they want that? Of course they don’t want that. They want n+1 not n/2. Twice the bikes, twice the profit, half the fun. Those bastards.
  • 2 0
 @Altron5000: but what if everybody buy a tandem? Would it be more bike sold?
  • 5 0
 Tandem Freeride Invitational: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmKkDLRn81A
  • 1 0
 @Altron5000: thx, awesome!
  • 1 0
 @unfknblvbl: That's perfect.
  • 43 0
 This was tricky since the bot is learning from a mix of native and non-native English speakers conversing in jargon and Dick Pound jokes
  • 41 0
 my personal favourite from the Twitter bot "PinkBike commenters, please stop calling me a douche"

it is clear that our job has already been taken by the machines
  • 2 0
 I wonder how far back the data input for the bot went. Because early/mid-2000s Pinkbike was a very different (more profane but hilarious) place.
  • 6 0
 @SangamonTaylor: It was only 2018-2020 comments. I didn't want to destroy PB's servers by requesting any more than that! (But I did filter them with some sentiment analysis so the bot is trained on the more "high emotion" ones, for whatever that's worth. It does come up with a fair amount of profanity).
  • 24 0
 I have a feeling that certain people commenting on pinkbike may struggle to pass the Turing test.
  • 6 0
 Gotcha, nice try! Bots don't have feelings!
  • 2 1
 @pipm1: Bots can say they have feelings. Lol.
  • 2 0
 I was about to say. I think my performance on this quiz might indicate that I too am a robot.
  • 23 2
 1000111001110000111010111110000101110001110010001111100000101111
  • 8 0
 Nice work Mr. Anderson
  • 9 1
 0100010001110101011001000110010100101100001000000111010001101000011010010111001100100000011010010111001100100000011001110110100101100010011000100110010101110010011010010111001101101000
  • 4 0
 @Caiokv: 43616d65206865726520746f20736179207468652073616d65207468696e67
  • 1 0
 1010110010100001001100011100010101000100
  • 7 1
 4206942069420694206942069420694206942069420694206942069
  • 1 0
 Google couldn't compute...
  • 3 0
 Hello world!
  • 3 0
 But does it Djent??
  • 1 0
 0x2b
  • 4 0
 all your comments are belong to us
  • 1 0
 0xe0 0xb2 0xa0 0x5f 0xe0 0xb2 0xa0
  • 1 0
 Debug
-g=c800:5
  • 1 0
 @Percy-Piggah: how far should I downtune for this?
  • 1 0
 @effeffeff: Until the string is almost falling off! Or G#, which ever is easier...
I don't really know, I'm a drummer, I just hit things in all the time signatures at once.
  • 12 0
 Are these comments AI-generated then selected by an editor, or a random selection of all of the comments? Asking for a friend who wasn't that good at the test
  • 11 0
 AI generated, then CharlieWentOutside chooses the best ones to post on Twitter. And the real ones I think James just chose some believably absurd real comments to make the quiz a little tougher.
  • 3 0
 @brianpark: So how long before your job gets taken over?
Or has it happened already
  • 13 0
 Click each response to see answer? No. Also, all your base are belong to us.
  • 5 0
 Scrolled through comments to see if someone already said this. Seriously, I was hoping for an “AI or Real” radio-button option with poll results and the answer for each, then an actual data-based summary of our collective ability to figure out real comments at the end. Seems silly to have a self-reported poll on a topic about AI bots.
  • 10 2
 The AI comments are marked some some odd syntax. If you read them aloud (and English is your native language), you can listen to what makes them AI. It's hard to explain. I guess the best way to put it is that it's like when you get an item shipped from China, with original directions written in Chinese, and then run them through Google translate without a native English speaker checking them. That's the vibe I get from those comments.
  • 32 0
 I read this comment to my friend and she is so happy to know about this because she has been looking for something like this for a really long time. Now she won't have to miss out any longer. She works full time and this means a lot to her! All my friends are now knowing about this.
  • 8 0
 @VtVolk: f*cking killed it.
  • 4 0
 You're right of course, but tbf I got that vibe from some of the human comments too
  • 4 2
 @bkm303: the best are the comments from people with American flags next to their name who go on super right wing political tirades (on a bike forum mind you) and misspell almost every word while talking about how foreigners are ruining our country and can’t speak our language.
  • 2 0
 Yes, native english speakers should have scored well. If not, I assume english class was not your best.
  • 1 0
 When I had a bike shop 30 years ago we'd read the original translation to English and Lol. That's some funny sh%t.
  • 1 0
 As was stated above, it used to be easier to spot that syntax, unfortunately for society, most people are so illiterate, the chingrish/AI speak reads very similar to a majority of written posts.
  • 9 1
 Each one is legitimately something Waki could have said either before or after a beer.
  • 7 0
 Before to make a glasses on helmet, having downhill and Leogang video are better for XC -signed, definitely not AI
  • 5 1
 I stopped after the second comment b/c it's nearly impossible to evaluate these out of context. My hypothesis is that in context of a conversation and with a large enough sample size, many humans could detect a bot, even if unconsciously. BTW, I'm a bot I think.
  • 4 0
 So I found all the AI comments but I few of the real ones I thought were AI. The bot basically just says senseless bs that uses a few key phrases. Kinda says something about some of the commenters here.
  • 6 0
 The flat earth commenter from a few days ago was AI as well then right?... right????
  • 1 0
 Lack of intelligence, over abundance of time.
  • 1 1
 @RonSauce: Or a Master troll who bettered many of the pinkbike faithful!
  • 1 0
 @justincs: "bettered" or just wasted time with other, fellow idiots?
  • 2 0
 Next time I see a master troll here, I will lead with "How do you do, fellow Idiot?"
  • 1 0
 @suspended-flesh: its 2021, if you are still arguing with flat earthers there is no point in greeting anyone.
  • 2 0
 Please don’t make this an additional authentication challenge response at login so we are forced to teach ai to be more human.

Oh wait, we don’t really understand what it is to be human anyhow. Carry on
  • 1 0
 I'm not impressed, I doesn't think it was that hard. The only thing that made it challenging was reading short simple comments out of context. But most of them are obvious. And can we start referring to it as AI after it passes the touring test?
  • 4 0
 Are any of these responses AI generated???
  • 3 0
 One-zero-zero-zero-one-one-one-zero-one-zero-one Periodic table with a center piece of mind
  • 1 0
 "looks like a session" in binary code: 01101100 01101111 01101111 01101011 01110011 00100000 01101100 01101001 01101011 01100101 00100000 01100001 00100000 01110011 01100101 01110011 01110011 01101001 01101111 01101110
  • 4 0
 I thought the second was AI. But just turned out to be German
  • 3 0
 YEAH BUT can you tell the difference between payola and actual creative content?
  • 1 0
 Next test: Pinkbike will replace bike reviews written by their staff with AI generated reviews. Here's a preview.

"While downcountry does fast, more huck to flat with enough looks of a session"
  • 3 0
 i just assume everything posted by owl-x is AI.
  • 1 0
 I have a super boss moutain bice for selling. but I Need help because i am stucked in airport. please send 4000 dollars of american, and i can send bike to You
  • 3 0
 The real test will be the Pinkbike comments to an AI generated article...
  • 14 0
 I've seen the draft and it's special.
  • 2 0
 My comments probably give away that I'm a human that's just cognitively impaired.
  • 2 0
 AI or Al? with a sans serif font you can't tell Ai from AL.

Or maybe it's HAL
  • 2 0
 A.i.

Pronounced "ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!"
  • 3 0
 New AXS bought to you by Roco’s Basilisk.
  • 1 0
 Easy to spot the AI. It has a weird mad-libs vibe to it. ESL syntax threw me on a couple real posts as others have pointed out. Beep boop.
  • 3 0
 Who cares? Neither is worth reading.
  • 1 0
 How do Pinkbike's advertisers know that it isn't AI clicking here for an answer?
  • 2 0
 As long as the AI keeps on shopping that shouldn't be a problem ....

ALEXA, WTF DID YOU JUST DO?
  • 2 0
 @Garpen: Alexa has her own bitcoin mine and data center that chugs five million gallons of water a day
  • 1 0
 As an aside, I cannot believe how many I, i mean my friend, missed on this quiz...
  • 2 0
 The real question is, Why are there AI generated comments?
  • 3 0
 DROP TABLE COMMENTS;
  • 1 0
 I hate features where you don’t get a summary of results and have to individually click.
  • 1 0
 Plot twist: Pinkbike comments have always been generated by an AI script and none of us could tell the difference.
  • 2 0
 I'm gonna unleash on the next AI troll bot I encounter. Lol.
  • 2 0
 "My pizza oven is called Steven, Steven likes cooking pizza"
  • 2 0
 Why the fvck do we need AI comments?
  • 2 0
 Salmon or coral?
  • 1 0
 AI? you mean if else statement, right?
  • 3 0
 No. Allen Iveraon
  • 1 0
 So this is how Skynet does it...
  • 1 0
 None of the real comments are mine...
  • 2 0
 I wonder if DCA is an AI
  • 1 0
 He is like a driverless car learning PB traffic patterns with an onboard human.
  • 2 0
 I don't compute!
  • 1 0
 Are you trying to get rid of users? Work harder
  • 2 0
 How do we disable them?
  • 1 0
 The AI has no fkin clue who WAKI is.....was
  • 1 0
 I'm really enjoying where this has gone. Thanks @charliewentoutside!
  • 1 0
 lmao I did a double take on a few of these, not gonna lie.
  • 1 0
 I don't think AI do as more as think you did.
  • 1 0
 On Saturdays I order Turduckens for the whole family.
  • 1 0
 Noooo pinkbike went Psyco
  • 1 0
 It's nearly 9:11PM here, time to disconnect.
  • 1 0
 I thought they were all from DCA, got wrong...
  • 1 0
 Posers
  • 1 0
 At 5'11" tall there's just no way I would be interested in something less than an 18" frame.
  • 1 0
 smart robot
  • 2 4
 Several comments are just ESL mistakes....lol. Nice content
  • 1 1
 engrish.com
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