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20Q: This game is cool

  1. Dec 22, 2005 #1

    Aether

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    http://20q.net/

    Think of an object, and then answer 20 questions about it while the AI software tries to guess what you're thinking of. The software will guess right most of the time.

    You can also buy a handheld version of this game.
     
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  3. Dec 22, 2005 #2
    It took 25 questions to guess my object.

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    Q25. I am guessing that it is plastic?
    Right, Wrong, Close
    24. Can you use it to hit something? Yes.
    23. I guessed that it was a ceiling tile? Wrong.
    22. Does it come from trees? No.
    21. Can it be painted? Yes.
    20. I guessed that it was a tissue box? Wrong.
    19. Is it brown? No.
    18. Does it come from something larger? No.
    17. Is it green or black? No.
    16. Does it fold up easily? No.
    15. Is it delivered? Sometimes.
    14. Do you put things in it? Depends.
    13. Can you recycle it? Yes.
    12. Is it printed? No.
    11. Is it red? Rarely.
    10. Is it decorative? Maybe.
    9. Is it something that you build? Rarely.
    8. Does it burn? Yes.
    7. Would you eat it? No.
    6. Do you use it when it rains? Sometimes.
    5. Can you find it in a church? Irrelevant.
    4. Can you control it? Depends.
    3. Is it used for entertainment? Rarely.
    2. Does it usually have four corners? Sometimes.
    1. It is classified as Other.
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    My object was a Plastic Water Bottle. I felt that the Plastic guess was sufficient.


    edit...

    This thing is quite good! I chose Penis as my next object, and it got it!!!!

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    Q20. I am guessing that it is a urethra?
    Right, Wrong, Close
    19. Can you see it in a zoo? No.
    18. Does it go in your mouth? Sometimes.
    17. I guessed that it was a muscle (body part)? Close.
    16. Can it be chewed? Depends.
    15. Is it striped? Rarely.
    14. Does it stink? Sometimes.
    13. Is it originally from Australia? Sometimes.
    12. Will it point out the right way? Yes.
    11. Is it alive? Yes.
    10. Does it get hard? Yes.
    9. Can you play games with it? Yes.
    8. Is it inorganic? No.
    7. Do you carry it in your pocket? Rarely.
    6. Can it blink? No.
    5. Does it have a hole in it? Yes.
    4. Can you find it in a church? Yes.
    3. Is it human powered? Yes.
    2. Do you use it at night? Usually.
    1. It is classified as Other.
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    It told me there were some contradictions, and I guess it would be right, but some of the questions are weird to answer.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2005
  4. Dec 22, 2005 #3
    Got mine in 25 too ...
     
  5. Dec 22, 2005 #4
    It took 30 questions to get TV Remote.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2005 #5

    JamesU

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    It was correct. It said that my contradiction was that you don't use paper at night
     
  7. Dec 22, 2005 #6
    I had some fun with this over the summer

    and by the way, holy sh*t

    Q17. I am guessing that it is a black hole?
    Right, Wrong, Close
    16. Would you wear it on your wedding day? No.
    15. Is it a rodent? No.
    14. Does it purr? No.
    13. Does it grow over time? Depends.
    12. Is it transparent? No.
    11. Is it an abstract concept? Partly.
    10. Does it come from space? Yes.
    9. Is it commonly used? Irrelevant.
    8. Is it colorless? Yes.
    7. Have you seen one in real life? No.
    6. Can it cry? No.
    5. Can you touch it? No.
    Is it independent? Unknown.
    4. Does it come in specific sizes? No.
    3. Can you control it? No.
    2. Is it used for entertainment? No.
    1. It is classified as Other.


    it was correct o.o

    btw, I messed up on some questions and it still got it o.o
     
  8. Dec 22, 2005 #7

    Aether

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    Let's see, does it come from space? Yes.
    Hmm, does it purr? No...
    Hmmn, is it a rodent? Noo...
    Hmmnn, Would you wear it on your weddding day? Nooo...
    Oh, I guess that it must be a black hole then...:surprised
     
  9. Dec 22, 2005 #8
    :rofl: I was wondering the same thing. Some of the questions this thing asks are a tad strange.
     
  10. Dec 22, 2005 #9
    WOW!

    I messed with the thing for quite a while. Then I did this:
    Of course question 29 was right. But jeez it thought I was thinking of a fool? What kind of artificial intelligence is this? LOL BTW, please don't pick my answers apart. I would have said the same thing about a man on #14. As for #11 I would have also said the same thing about a man. I mean I wasn't thinking of security guard right?

    Q29. I am guessing that it is a woman?
    Right, Wrong, Close

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    28. Is it used for communications? No.
    27. Is it colorful? No.
    26. I guessed that it was a child? Wrong.
    25. Is it tall? Sometimes.
    24. Is it made in many different styles? Yes.
    23. Can it add? Yes.
    22. Is it used in a sport? No.
    21. Does it perform? Sometimes.
    20. I guessed that it was a magician? Wrong.
    19. I guessed that it was a fool? Wrong.
    18. Can it run fast? Maybe.
    17. Is it bad for your health? No.
    16. Does it like to run? Maybe.
    15. Can you play games with it? Yes.
    14. Is it a lazy animal? Sometimes.
    13. Can you find it in a house? Yes.
    12. Does it bite? Sometimes.
    11. Does it provide protection? No.
    10. Can it help you find your way? No.
    9. Does it play music? No.
    8. Is it awake at night? Sometimes.
    7. Does it have a long tail? No.
    6. Is it a conductive element? No.
    5. Does it stand on two legs? Yes.
    4. Does it have teeth? Yes.
    3. Is it bigger than sofa? No.
    2. Does it have paws? No.
    1. It is classified as Animal.
     
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  11. Dec 22, 2005 #10
    I'm impressed.

    Q28. I am guessing that it is nothing?
    Right, Wrong, Close

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    27. Do you look at it? No.
    26. Is it inorganic? Irrelevant.
    25. Can any age group use it? Irrelevant.
    24. Was it ever alive? No.
    23. Is it dangerous? No.
    22. Is it usually warm? No.
    21. Is it comforting? No.
    20. I guessed that it was infinity? Close.
    19. Is it a part of something larger? No.
    18. I guessed that it was an electron? Wrong.
    17. Can you read it? No.
    16. Does it grow over time? No.
    15. Does it come in many varieties? No.
    14. Can you find it in a church? Sometimes.
    13. Does it make noise? No.
    12. Can you find it in a house? Sometimes.
    11. Is it lumpy? No.
    10. Do you use it in public? No.
    9. Does it stink? No.
    8. Does it come in a pack? No.
    7. Is it water-based? No.
    6. Is it an insect? No.
    5. Does it have cash value? No.
    4. Is it a specific color? No.
    3. Is it lifeless? Yes.
    2. Is it colorful? Irrelevant.
    1. Do you use it at night? Irrelevant.
    It is classified as Unknown.
     
  12. Dec 22, 2005 #11
    Q17. I am guessing that it is a cadaver?
    Right, Wrong, Close
    16. Is it tall? Sometimes.
    15. Is it multicoloured? Yes.
    14. Is it commonly used? No.
    13. Can it bend without breaking? Yes.
    12. Can you lift it? Yes.
    11. Is it smooth? No.
    10. Does it make noise? No.
    9. Can you see it in a zoo? No.
    8. Does it weigh more than a duck? Yes.
    7. Is it smaller than a loaf of bread? No.
    6. Will it point out the right way? No.
    5. Does it live in salt-water? No.
    4. Can it climb? No.
    3. Does it have hooves? No.
    2. Can it scratch? No.
    1. It is classified as Animal.

    How does it guess these??
     
  13. Dec 22, 2005 #12
    Ok DeadWolfe were you really thinking cadaver?

    It guesses them based on pre-loaded criteria I would imagine. Every time someone plays it it adjusts that criteria. So we can make it as dumb or as smart as we want it to be. I wonder if only ONE person played it over and over and over and over for like years, what kind of profile would we have about this person? Makes you wonder if it is part of something larger. Considering that it is possible to record IP addresses and what not, maybe we are all being profiled. Oh well, they won't find much out about me other than that I have a dirty mind. I tried using different body parts, sex toys, etc. and all it ever said was that I was thinking of something to do with sex and to get my mind out of the gutter.
     
  14. Dec 22, 2005 #13
    Yes I was. I was trying to think of something that would be too strange to guess.
     
  15. Dec 22, 2005 #14
    Hey this could be perfect for buying Presents. Ask a person 20-30 questions and you will know what they want!
     
  16. Dec 22, 2005 #15
    Lol, I actually did this earlier.

    My mom was asking me what I wanted, but I didn't want to tell her exactly what. So she got clueless, and then I went onto the 20q thing and it said "books".....
     
  17. Dec 23, 2005 #16
    pph, it doesn't have ambition, magnetic monopoles or LEGO stored in it's database - appaling!:rolleyes:
     
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