20 Questions - It Knows the Answer

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  1. mac 2005 macrumors 6502a

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    Just learned about this site this evening...

    Twenty Questions for the 21st century

    Amazing how it works. I saw it get motorcycle, glass bottle, CD-ROM and lamppost. A friend said it even got toenail clippings.

    (If this has been posted before, my apologies. I did search first!)

    Also available as a handheld toy -- which is where I saw the AI at work. A couple at a Scottish bar I frequent had one.

    Let me know what you think. What works and what stumps it.

    Baseball took it 25 questions. And it actually guessed Macintosh computer before settling on the more generic computer I'd had in mind. :)

    Edit: It got cellphone in 19 questions and safe in 18 questions.
     
  2. iBlue macrumors Core

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    it got me (i forgot to check how soon, about 15 questions)
    pomegranate - i thought for sure i picked a good one, dang!


    edit: i stumped it, it said i won and then it went on to argue with me about my choices. how funny!

    click thumbnail screenshot to enlarge:

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  3. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    Interesting - I won, twice. First the word was 'penis' (Not fair, apparently, as the quiz isn't allowed to talk about anything related to sex), took 25 questions before the quiz gave up. The second word was 'crayon'. 29 question, it had no clue - said it wasn't even in its knowledgebase.
     

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  4. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    Hurricane: 23 q :eek:

    Pretty cool li'l thing. Got it with chlorine, though. :D
     
  5. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    It did in 25 questions for me. :p
     
  6. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    It got rucksack after about 23 questions, but it's kind of weird because afterwords it says:

    "Does it burn? You said Probably, I say No."

    I would think most rucksacks are made of some kind of fabric or material that burns?
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Apparently we disagree about the properties of a pumpkin, and it wasn't happy. ;)
     
  8. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I've found that we disagree on a lot of things, especially if it can burn or not. It claimed that a skyscpraper couldn't burn, too.
     
  9. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    It got "computer mouse" with 20 exactly from me! :)
     
  10. thepannist macrumors member

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    It guessed guitar string in 18 questions. Pretty awesome.
     
  11. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps it meant burn in the way that acid burns, or fire burns, or a backhanded compliment burns.
     
  12. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    It doesn't believe me that I can have a computer smaller than a loaf of bread.

    *looks at Mac Mini and OQO*
     
  13. mikebatho macrumors 6502a

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    It took 29 by my answers to get BEARD.

    Fun though........
     
  14. mikebatho macrumors 6502a

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  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    That is the ONE thing (a computer) that I thought about trying but didn't think we would ever agree.

    It did get laptop though.

    And it couldn't get chopsticks bucause.....well......if you're asian, you know that they can be made of a lot of different materials, you may or may not use them to cook, you may or may not use them everyday....etc.
     
  16. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    It didn't get fire alarm ... apparently because most others think they are square and have four corners, but I know them as being mostly circular/cylindrical.
     
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    Burger King had this integrated with their site a while ago. I can't find it now though :(

    Edit: Found it :)
     
  18. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    <From the site>
    You were thinking of dingleberries.
    Does it have a hard outer shell? You said Sometimes, I say No.
    Is it made in many different styles? You said Maybe, I say No.
    Is it a specific color? You said Depends, I say Yes.
    Is it outside? You said Sometimes, I say No.
    Is it bad for your health? You said Probably, I say No.
    Is it furry? You said Sometimes, I say No.
    Contradictions Detected
    The opinions of the game are its own and are based on the input of people playing the game. It does not matter if our answers disagree, as over time the game will change its answers to reflect common knowledge. If you feel that the game is in error, the only way to fix it is to play again.
    Similar Objects
    a wart, a glass eye, lint, a zit (pimple), a kidney stone, a hemorrhoid, a canker sore (mouth ulcer), dryer lint, earwax, a pimple, a hickey, a cavity (tooth decay).
    Uncommon Knowledge about dingleberries
    Does it have a title? I say Yes.
    Is it used with a computer? I say Probably.
    Does it taste good fried? I say Probably.
    Can it be used to write? I say Probably.
    Does it roar? I say Probably.
    Is it brown? I say Yes.
    <End from>

    I'm almost impressed, but I don't think it would taste good fried.
     
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    It's a bit stupid sometimes:

    10. Is it worn? (I answered Yes).
    14. Is it something you can wear?
     
  20. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    it claimed i cheated with "wire" screw it wire belongs in minerals, thats what they are made of dopey!!!
     
  21. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    I just had to post this one and i was thinking of a TV

    19. I guessed that it was a Macintosh computer? Close.
    18. Is some part of it made of glass? Yes.
    17. I guessed that it was a personal computer? Close.
    16. Do you open and close it? Yes.
    15. Is it used in travel? Irrelevant.
    14. Is it used to record an event? Yes.
    13. Is it a part of something larger? No.
    12. Can you speak into it? No.
    11. Does it open? Yes.
    10. Does it play music? Yes.
    9. Is it smaller than a loaf of bread? No.
    8. Do you need batteries to use it? No.
    7. Can you play games with it? Yes.
    6. Would you give it as a gift? Yes.
    5. Do you hold it when you use it? Sometimes.
    4. Was it used over 100 years ago? No.
    3. Is it found on a desk? Sometimes.
    2. Does it help accomplish tasks? Yes.
    1. It is classified as Other.
    ?
    Exit
     
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  23. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    It got jet ski after 17. It's learning fast. :eek:
     
  24. dcv macrumors G3

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    wow that's cool. it got 'subwoofer' at 17 questions.
     
  25. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    another gem and i was thinking of the ipod


    Q30. I am guessing that it is ikanoshiokara (Japanese spicy squid)?
    Right, Wrong, Close
    29. I guessed that it was a hand-held computer? Wrong.
    28. Does it have a hole in it? Yes.
    27. Is it part of a set? No.
    26. Would you pay to use it? Yes.
    25. I guessed that it was a mobile phone? Wrong.
    24. Can you open it? Yes.
    23. Does it usually have four corners? Yes.
    22. Can you play games with it? Yes.
    21. I guessed that it was a gift? Wrong.
    20. I guessed that it was camera film? Wrong.
    19. Is it used for communications? Yes.
    18. I guessed that it was a digital camera? Wrong.
    17. Could it be found in a classroom? Yes.
    16. Does it use numbers? No.
    15. Can it make a sound? Yes.
    14. Do you open and close it? No.
    13. Is it shiny? Yes.
    12. Do most people use this daily? No.
    11. Does it involve contact with other humans? Yes.
    10. Is it used with a computer? Yes.
    9. Does it help accomplish tasks? Yes.
    8. Do you carry it in your pocket? Yes.
    7. Does it communicate? No.
    6. Does it process data? Yes.
    5. Do you need batteries to use it? Yes.
    4. Was it used over 100 years ago? No.
    3. Is it small? Yes.
    2. Do you use it at night? Yes.
    1. It is classified as Other. :eek:
     

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