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20 Questions

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MJ5150, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Alright folks....we have some smart people in these forums. Maybe you think you can outsmart a computer? Follow the link below to play 20 questions against a computer. I played five times, and it got me each time.

    20 Questions

  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    first one i did was a bass guitar string, it got it on 19 (well actually it guessed a guitar string, but that's probably close enough).
  3. Hehe I beat it with a platypus :)
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I got it with stone tomb, it guessed hotel :D
  5. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    ok...now i feel dumb....

  6. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    Wow, that's pretty amazing. Kind of scary in a way realizing that AI has so much potential.

    I only beat it once. (I was thinking of Bass guitar actually) It even knew I was thinking of "urine". (Yeah, that's my sick sense of humour :D )
  7. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    I guessed a boob, computer didn't!
  8. I picked bass guitar and the puter came up with cello so thats pretty close for only 20 questions
  9. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    I tried bass guitar and it came up with an electric guitar. close enough.
  10. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I picked a roll of film, its closest guess was a floppy disc...
  11. icks


    Jul 12, 2001
    Charleroi, Belgium
    perhaps people will listen to me now when I say that computer read in our minds :eek:

    By the way, I was thinking of a dildo and it found a fetish ....

  12. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    trash can in 24
  13. donkey in 19

    computer-mouse it didn't guess..
  14. I beat it with "an effects pedal" rather severely, it never even got close...perhaps that was too specialized however. It also beat me with "thought" in 19.

    One thing I found extremely humorous was on the page with the first question (animal, vegetable, etc). The first item listed under the Most Popular heading is...

    a carrot! :D
  15. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I beat it with a bass [db] string, it guessed guitar string ... that's close but no cigar.

    I beat it with Super Glue.

    I beat it with battery charger. It went for power supply.

    I also beat it with Snow Crab, it came up with lobster first, then eventually crab.

    Interesting AI program.
  16. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    28 guesses and it couldn't figure out it was an instrument.
  17. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    It took 27 to get bass viol. It thought it was a tuba at 19.

    It alledged that a bass viol doesn't move air, but of course it does. Anything that makes sound moves air.
  18. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    I beat it on Stop Sign, Black Hole and volume control.

    It got platypus in 19.

    Cool program!
  19. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    I never knew deoderant was made of plastic.
  20. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    i won on soup