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Posted: 12/25/2005 5:02:20 PM EDT
This amazes me.

There's a new electronic toy that asks 20 questions.

You think of something, answer these sort of vague questions, it guesses what you are thinking of.

It often gets it in 20 questions and most of the time by 25 questions.

Amazing.

How does it work?

play it online:

20q.net/

Here I did "wrench": (questions are listed in reverse order)



Q20. I am guessing that it is a crescent wrench?
Right, Wrong, Close

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19. Does it have cash value? Yes.
18. I guessed that it was a pair of pliers? Close.
17. Does it shine? Sometimes.
16. Can it be painted? Yes.
15. Can it be used to put things together? Yes.
14. Can you use it to hit something? Sometimes.
13. Do you make something with it? Sometimes.
12. Is it a tool? Yes.
11. Is it a metal? Yes.
10. Can you buy it? Yes.
9. Is it made of plastic? No.
8. Can you control it? Yes.
7. Does it have a bushy tail? No.
6. Does it grow under the soil? No.
5. Can you find it in a church? No.
4. Is it a specific color? No.
3. Is it worth a lot of money? No.
2. Can you walk on it? No.
1. It is classified as Mineral.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:08:33 PM EDT
Well I beat it but then it pulls up all these contradictions


You win, but 20Q did guess it eventually


Play Again
You were thinking of beer.
You said it is classified as Unknown, I say Other.
Does it grow over time? You said Yes, I say No.
Do you eat it with Thanksgiving dinner? You said Yes, I say No.
Is it decorative? You said Sometimes, I say No.
Is it healthy? You said Sometimes, I say No.
Contradictions Detected
The opinions of the AI are its own and are based on the input of people playing. It does not matter if our answers disagree, as over time my answers will change to reflect common knowledge. If you feel that I am in error, the only way to fix it is to play again.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:11:57 PM EDT
A can of Coke, actually...


Q28. I am guessing that it is a soda can?
Right, Wrong, Close
27. Does it taste sweet? Yes.
26. Do you use it in public? Yes.
25. Is it used with animals? No.
24. I guessed that it was a rifle? Wrong.
23. Can it be painted? Probably.
22. I guessed that it was a hand gun? Wrong.
21. Does it open? Yes.
20. I guessed that it was a paintball gun? Wrong.
19. Can you use it to hit something? Yes.
18. Is it symbolic? Sometimes.
17. Can it be given in proposal for marriage? Maybe.
16. Is it comforting? Sometimes.
15. Is it made of plastic? No.
14. Does it move? No.
13. Is it made out of wood? No.
12. Can you make sounds with it ? Irrelevant.
11. Can you buy it? Yes.
Could you send it in the mail? Unknown.
10. Does it have a horn? No.
9. Is it worth a lot of money? Sometimes.
8. Is it colorful? Sometimes.
7. Does it come in many varieties? Yes.
6. Does it have feelings? No.
5. Is it used in a sport? Sometimes.
4. Does it usually have four corners? No.
3. Does it involve contact with other humans? Maybe.
2. Is it used for entertainment? Sometimes.
1. It is classified as Other.

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:17:02 PM EDT
that's very advanced decision algorithm stuff right there.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:27:25 PM EDT
I was thinking of piss, it was thinking of poop.

You won!

Contradictions Detected

Could you send it in the mail? You said Yes, I say No.
Urin samples are mailed all the time.

Is it in located in space? You said Yes, I say No.
Errr, manned space flight

Can you walk on it? You said Yes, I say No.
Obvious

Can you see it in a zoo? You said Yes, I say Doubtful.
Never been to a zoo and seen an elephant take a piss....

Can it be placed on your head? You said Yes, I say No.
Not on my head anyways....

Can you make sounds with it ? You said Yes, I say No.
I can make my piss make noises.



Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:27:36 PM EDT
okay i said gun here are its problems with my thoughts


You were thinking of a pistol.
Is it colorful? You said Sometimes, I say No. .... i have seen colorful guns
Does it move? You said Sometimes, I say No. ..... the slide moves, and the hammer
Is it used for entertainment? You said Probably, I say No. .... shooting is fun
Can you find it in a church? You said Sometimes, I say No. ..... some people CCW in church
Is it decorative? You said Sometimes, I say No. ..... i have seen some guns on the wall for decor
Can you make sounds with it ? You said No, I say Yes. .... i cant make sounds with it but it can ( it asked me does it make noise as well and i said sometimes )
Is it used in a game? You said Sometimes, I say No. .... shooting matches can be a game
Does it make something move? You said Sometimes, I say No. ... again bowling pins
Contradictions Detected
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:52:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 6:01:35 PM EDT by DukeSnookems]
Simple mathematics. You are zeroing in on your answer at an exponential rate.

For instance, let's say there are 20,000,000 possible common objects that 99% of people would think of. Every round, they ask you a question with 5 possible answers so you narrow the possible choices by *roughly* by 5 (in reality a little less since the answers are not really discrete). doing the math...

Start: 20,000,000 possible choices
By Q1, it is reduced to 4,000,000 possible choices..
Q3... 800,000
Q4... 150,000
Q5... 32,000
Q6... 6,400
Q7...1,200

You can see how quickly you converge on your answer. And it only takes 11 tries before you narrow it down to 1 choice. As I said above, it's not completely discrete but 20 questions is plenty to determine most objects.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:07:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DukeSnookems:
Simple mathematics. You are zeroing in on your answer at an exponential rate.

For instance, let's say there are 20,000,000 possible common objects that 99% of people would think of. Every round, they ask you a question with 5 possible answers so you narrow the possible choices by *roughly* by 5 (in reality a little less since the answers are not really discrete). doing the math...

Start: 20,000,000 possible choices
By Q1, it is reduced to 4,000,000 possible choices..
Q3... 800,000
Q4... 150,000
Q5... 32,000
Q6... 6,400
Q7...1,200

You can see how quickly you converge on your answer. And it only takes 11 tries before you narrow it down to 1 choice. As I said above, it's not completely discrete but 20 questions is plenty to determine most objects.



Good point, but still...


The questions seem very vague, then it pops out with the answer.


It seems like a lot of objects would fit the description provided by the questions and answers.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:13:24 PM EDT
I tried "gun" again.

"Q29. I am guessing that it is a sphincter?"

I couldn't make that up if I tried.......
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:19:41 PM EDT
Stomped it in one.

I was thinking of photographic film.


Q30. I am guessing that it is a door?
Right, Wrong, Close
29. I guessed that it was a picture? Close.
28. Is it organic? No.
27. Does it contain words? No.
26. Can it be painted? Yes.
25. Is it green or black? No.
24. Do you put things in it? No.
23. I guessed that it was paper? Wrong.
Does it come from something larger? Unknown.
22. I guessed that it was a piece of paper? Wrong.
21. Do you make something with it? Yes.
20. I guessed that it was money? Wrong.
19. Is it a tool? No.
18. Is it electronic? No.
17. I guessed that it was a credit card? Wrong.
16. Can you play games with it? No.
15. Do you put your name on it? Irrelevant.
14. Does it display information? Yes.
13. Can it be played? No.
12. Is it used in a casino? Sometimes.
11. Is it made of plastic? Sometimes.
10. Does it come in pairs? No.
9. Can you find it in a church? Irrelevant.
8. Does it usually have four corners? Yes.
7. Can it be refilled? No.
6. Is it a pure-bred dog? No.
5. Do you use it at night? Sometimes.
4. Is it colorful? Sometimes.
3. Can you control it? Yes.
2. Is it man made? Yes.
1. Does it make noise? No.
It is classified as Unknown.

You said it is classified as Unknown, I say Other.
Is it colorful? You said Sometimes, I say No. (color film certainly is colorful, B&W film is not)
Does it usually have four corners? You said Yes, I say No. (standard film sizes all have 4 corners)
Is it used in a casino? You said Sometimes, I say No. (Photographers!)
Does it come from something larger? You said Unknown, I say No. big piles of raw material?
Is it green or black? You said No, I say Yes. (brown and grey are more likely colors for unprocessed film)
Can it be painted? You said Yes, I say No. (sure it can be painted)
Contradictions Detected

The opinions of the AI are its own and are based on the input of people playing. It does not matter if our answers disagree, as over time my answers will change to reflect common knowledge. If you feel that I am in error, the only way to fix it is to play again.
Similar Objects
a picture, a piece of paper, a pane of glass, a brick, plastic, a door, a folding chair, venetian blinds, a ruler (straightedge), a nail (for hammering), a sheet of paper, paper.
Uncommon Knowledge about film
20Q thinks these may be wrong
Does it have a title? I say Probably.
Is it living? I say Probably.
Can it be measured? I say Doubtful.
Does it roll? I say Yes.
Does it have a leafy stalk? I say Probably.
Does it stink? I say Yes.

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:21:14 PM EDT
You can have Darth Vader ask you...

Sith Sense
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:26:24 PM EDT
Q20. I am guessing that it is a sphincter?
Right, Wrong, Close

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19. Does it open? Yes.
18. Is it part of a set? No.
17. Does it like to run? No.
16. Can you walk on it? No.
15. Is it living? Yes.
14. Is it used by a baby? Yes.
13. Does it make noise? No.
12. Is it found in a bathroom? Sometimes.
11. Can you smell it? Yes.
10. Is it manufactured? No.
9. Do you carry it in your pocket? No.
8. Is it colorful? No.
7. Can you find it in a house? Yes.
6. Is it tapered? No.
5. Is it comforting? No.
4. Can it be painted? No.
3. Is it made of plastic? No.
2. Do you use it at night? Yes.
1. It is classified as Other.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:30:46 PM EDT
24 tries and Vader got "a button" ..not bad
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:39:45 PM EDT
I tried withn a couple of objects I have with me. It guessed "Walkie Talkie" in 19 questions. I couldn't get gun holster in 25 questions.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:49:26 PM EDT
Heheheheh...
I won with Gear.

It tried:
a wheel, a church bell, a house key, a supercharger, a propeller, a cannon, keys, a lock, a hinge, a doorknob, a candlestick holder, a water fountain.

Contradictions:
Do you use it at night? You said Sometimes, I say No. BS, factories run at night, as do cars
Is it warm? You said Sometimes, I say Doubtful. BS, gears warm up with friction
Can you find it in a church? You said Yes, I say No. Church bells have gears, church bells are on this thing's list above...
Is it human powered? You said Sometimes, I say No. Bikes are geared human powered devices
Do you carry it in your pocket? You said Maybe, I say No. You can easily put a gear in your pocket, and a tape recorder has gears in it

Silly AI machines...no match for AK builders.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:57:49 PM EDT
I was thinking of a Xbox360


Q25. I am guessing that it is a video game?
Right, Wrong, Close
24. Is it used in a game? Yes.
23. Does it have physical substance? Yes.
22. Does it deal with imagination? Maybe.
21. Can it be refilled? No.
20. I guessed that it was playstation? Wrong.
19. Is it made of plastic? Partly.
18. Can you make music with it? No.
17. I guessed that it was a web site? Wrong.
16. Does it have a handle? No.
15. Is it worth a lot of money? Yes.
14. Is it comforting? No.
13. Does it have cash value? Yes.
12. Does it come in pairs? No.
11. Does it make noise? Yes.
10. Is it spontaneous? No.
9. Is it used for entertainment? Yes.
8. Does it sweat? No.
7. Is it taught in school? No.
6. Is it farmed? No.
5. Does it come in specific sizes? No.
4. Do you use it at night? Sometimes.
3. Is it human powered? Yes.
2. Can you control it? Yes.
1. It is classified as Other.



Link Posted: 12/25/2005 8:58:00 PM EDT
The object was a penis



Q24. Get your mind out of the gutter! I am not allowed to talk about stuff like this, but, I am guessing that it has something to do with sex?
Right, Wrong, Close
23. Does it squirm? Sometimes.
22. I guessed that it was a urethra? Close.
21. Is it fragile? Sometimes.
20. I guessed that it was a muscle (body part)? Close.
19. Do you use it in public? No.
18. Does it need love? Yes.
17. Does it like to play? Yes.
16. Is it spotted? No.
15. Would you pay to use it? No.
14. Does it exist in other dimensions? Yes.
13. Is it used for entertainment? Yes.
12. Are there many different sorts of it? Maybe.
11. Does it make something move? Maybe.
10. Is it shaped like a hot dog? Yes.
9. Does it make noise? Maybe.
8. Can it discharge waste? Yes.
7. Can it be used to write? No.
6. Is it cold blooded? No.
5. Does it roll? No.
4. Does it use numbers? No.
3. Can you play games with it? Yes.
2. Does it involve contact with other humans? Yes.
1. It is classified as Other.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:03:17 PM EDT

Q22. Get your mind out of the gutter! I am not allowed to talk about stuff like this, but, I am guessing that it has something to do with sex?




hehe I thought of Vagina.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:04:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:06:51 PM EDT
Here's the sequence for "turd"

Q19. I am guessing that it is manure?
Right, Wrong, Close
18. Can it be easily moved? Yes.
17. I guessed that it was earwax? Wrong.
16. Does it contain a lot of water? No.
15. Is it a specific color? Yes.
14. Does it move? No.
13. Does it come from an animal? Yes.
12. Is it usually warm? Yes.
11. Can you make money by selling it? No.
10. Is it worth a lot of money? No.
9. Can you control it? No.
8. Is it something you can wear? No.
7. Do you put your name on it? No.
6. Is it an emotion? No.
5. Do you use it at night? No.
4. Does it usually have four corners? No.
3. Is it comforting? No.
2. Is it colorful? Yes.
1. It is classified as Other.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:15:15 PM EDT
I won. It doesn't even know what an anvil is.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:18:03 PM EDT
Stumped the dumb bitch twice.

Dildo.

Bugger.

Bugger took 28 questions before it gave up.

Oh, Wheeeeee!
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:18:06 PM EDT
Kind of stupid.

You were thinking of a gun.
Does it live above ground? You said Irrelevant, I say Yes.
I guess a gun is living
Is it colorful? You said Sometimes, I say No.
Ill be damned I have seen some very colorful guns
Is it addictive? You said Yes, I say No.
Obvious this guy isn't an arfcomer
Is it made of plastic? You said Sometimes, I say No.
Bullshit
Does it fold up easily? You said Sometimes, I say No.
Again must not be all that up on guns
Does it produce light? You said Sometimes, I say No.
I've seen some pretty damn big light producing fireballs from time to time
Do you carry it in your pocket? You said Sometimes, I say No.
I guess its anti CCW as well
Is it used in a game? You said Sometimes, I say No.
Only used to kill, damn this thing is anti gun
Contradictions Detected
The opinions of the AI are its own and are based on the input of people playing. It does not matter if our answers disagree, as over time my answers will change to reflect common knowledge. If you feel that I am in error, the only way to fix it is to play again.
Similar Objects
a kiss, a television show, a saber, a roller coaster, a computer game, a video game console , a paintball gun, laughter, a hot tub, a ferris wheel, lips, heavy metal (music).
Uncommon Knowledge about a gun
20Q thinks these may be wrong
Is it used for entertainment? I say No.
Is it used in a sport? I say Yes.
Does it have a handle? I say Yes.
Can any age group use it? I say Doubtful.
Do you love it? I say No.
Would you pay to use it? I say Doubtful.
Play Again

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:22:51 PM EDT
I won!

You were thinking of a poop.
Is it colorful? You said Yes, I say No.
Can it be worn by a person? You said Yes, I say No.
Is it something you can wear? You said Yes, I say No.
Does it burn? You said Yes, I say No.
Is it used by a baby? You said Yes, I say No.
Contradictions Detected
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:23:40 PM EDT
Q30. I am guessing that it is a bead?
Right, Wrong, Close

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
29. I guessed that it was a football helmet? Wrong.
28. Can you play games with it? Sometimes.
27. Does it involve contact with other humans? Sometimes.
26. I guessed that it was skis? Wrong.
25. Can you ride on it? Sometimes.
24. I guessed that it was a pin? Wrong.
23. Is it a metal? Sometimes.
22. Can it protect you from the rain? No.
21. Do you wear it? Yes.
Does it make something move? Unknown.
20. I guessed that it was roller blades? Wrong.
19. Can you make money by selling it? Probably.
18. Can you control it? Sometimes.
17. I guessed that it was a mask? Wrong.
16. Does it move? Sometimes.
15. Is it used in a sport? Maybe.
14. Would you wear it on your wedding day? No.
13. Can it be painted? Yes.
12. Can it change size? Sometimes.
11. Does it have a hole in it? Maybe.
10. Does it provide shade? No.
9. Do you use it at night? Maybe.
8. Can it be worn by a person? Yes.
7. Is it very, very expensive? No.
6. Does it have whiskers? Maybe.
5. Does it shine? Maybe.
4. Does it usually have four corners? No.
3. Is it decorative? Sometimes.
2. Is it colorful? Sometimes.
1. It is classified as Other.


It's a buttplug, dummy!
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:29:02 PM EDT
Q30. I am guessing that it is sand?
Right, Wrong, Close

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
29. I guessed that it was a bull? Wrong.
28. I guessed that it was a steak (beef)? Wrong.
27. Does it get really hot? Maybe.
26. Do you find it in the sky? No.
25. Does it come in a pack? No.
24. Is it black and white? No.
23. Does it stand on two legs? No.
22. Is it fluffy? No.
21. Will it eat almost anything? No.
20. I guessed that it was a cow? Wrong.
19. Does it have a long tail? Partly.
18. I guessed that it was yeast? Wrong.
17. Can it live out of water? Yes.
16. Does it crawl? No.
15. Does it live underground? No.
14. Can you find it in a house? Doubtful.
Can it float? Unknown.
13. Does it dig holes? Maybe.
12. Is it colorful? No.
11. Does it have a shell? No.
10. Is it found in salad bars? No.
9. Can it swim? No.
8. Do people own it as a pet? No.
7. Is it living? Yes.
6. Does it have lungs? No.
5. Does it like to play? No.
4. Can it climb? No.
3. Can you buy it? Yes.
2. Can you see it in a zoo? No.
1. It is classified as Animal.

Deer pecker.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:35:23 PM EDT
It had a hard time with cat...
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:39:53 PM EDT
My daughter has the toy version of it. We were playing with it today.

It gets some really tough questions right....for instance I said "Ejection Seat" and the SOB got it right in 20 questions!?!?! That's fucking cool.

Then, my daughter chose "Record Player" and it came up with "Oscillating Fan". WTF?

Neat, but not always on the money.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:50:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zakk_Wylde_470:
I tried "gun" again.

"Q29. I am guessing that it is a sphincter?"

I couldn't make that up if I tried.......


An "assault sphincter"? Or a regular, single-shot sphincter?
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:50:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 9:52:51 PM EDT by sum-rifle]
I thought of a "rifle" and it did not guess. I won!



You won!
Challenge the 20Q Artificial Intelligence to a musical battle of wits!
http://music.20q.net
Play Again
You were thinking of a rifle.
Do you use it at night? You said Depends, I say Yes.
Can you blow it up? You said Yes, I say No.
Is it dangerous? You said No, I say Yes.
Does it get really hot? You said Sometimes, I say Doubtful.
Is it comforting? You said Yes, I say No.
Can you walk on it? You said Yes, I say No.
Contradictions Detected
The opinions of the AI are its own and are based on the input of people playing. It does not matter if our answers disagree, as over time my answers will change to reflect common knowledge. If you feel that I am in error, the only way to fix it is to play again.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:58:25 PM EDT
I did "condom" and won again it said it is "not in my knowledgebase"
I am 2 for 2
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:24:50 PM EDT
I won: it doesn't seem to be able to handle someone thinking of an Armored Personnel Carrier.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:48:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AMHsix:
You can have Darth Vader ask you...

Sith Sense



That's cold ... you need a warning.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:21:15 PM EDT
Mine was a "shitweasel," the alien creature from the Stephen King novel "Dreamcatcher" (and movie of the same name). I guess answers of "unknown" do not count toward the total, as that seems like a lot more than 29-30 questions to me.


Q30. I am guessing that it is a squid?
Right, Wrong, Close

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
29. I guessed that it was a xenomorph? Close.
28. Can it growl? Doubtful.
27. Does it weigh more than 1 ton? Doubtful.
26. Does it have paws? Doubtful.
25. Does it live in cities? Maybe.
Does it have short fur? Unknown.
24. Does it have whiskers? Doubtful.
23. Does it fit in your wallet? No.
22. Does it have a face? Maybe.
21. Does it grow in the Southern U.S.? Irrelevant.
Does it have a backbone? Unknown.
20. I guessed that it was a camel spider? Wrong.
19. I guessed that it was a tapeworm? Close.
18. Does it like to run? Irrelevant.
17. Do you look at it? Rarely.
16. Can it run fast? Maybe.
15. Does it have eyes? Probably.
14. Does it usually hunt for food at night? Irrelevant.
Is it brown? Unknown.
Does it have fangs? Unknown.
13. Can it climb? Probably.
Does it have a long tail? Unknown.
Does it jump? Unknown.
Is it a specific color? Unknown.
Does it communicate? Unknown.
Does it have feet? Unknown.
Does it have a spine? Unknown.
12. Is it a wild animal? Yes.
Is it found in mines? Unknown.
11. Is it tall? Doubtful.
10. Is it an insect? No.
Is it an invertebrate? Unknown.
9. Does it have an exo-skeleton? Doubtful.
Does it like sugar? Unknown.
8. Is it bad for your health? Yes.
Is it crunchy? Unknown.
7. Is it found in a bathroom? Sometimes.
6. Is it a scavenger? Maybe.
5. Is it awake at night? Probably.
Can it jump? Unknown.
4. Can it be trained to obey commands? Doubtful.
Does it live in mountains? Unknown.
3. Can you see it in a zoo? No.
2. Is it fuzzy? No.
1. It is classified as Animal.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:25:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Penguin_101:

Originally Posted By AMHsix:
You can have Darth Vader ask you...

Sith Sense


That's cold ... you need a warning.


I'm almost certain they use the same database and/or decision logic. Darth asked me a lot of the same questions as the first website did when I was thinking of a "shitweasel".

Also, Darth's "force-fu" is weak. He didn't even get "Kaiburr Crystal" right, and he more than likely uses one in his own lightsaber. I told him that, too. "A kaiburr crystal from the planet Mimban; used in the construction of [usually] Sith lightsabers. I thought you'd have know that one, Lord Vader..........? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiburr_crystal"

Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:29:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 11:30:45 PM EDT by iroc409]
friend of mine bought the little electronic ball thingie. it guessed my item, "pistol" (being more specific than gun). i then gave back the evil voodoo magic toy.

the ball used only yes/no responses.


Link Posted: 12/26/2005 3:28:22 AM EDT
I was thinking BULLET, and I'll be damned...............

Q17. I am guessing that it is a bullet?
Right, Wrong, Close

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
16. Does it have a title? No.
15. Does it make something move? No.
14. Is it independent? No.
13. Is it used for entertainment? No.
12. Can it save your life? Yes.
11. Can it be heard? Yes.
10. Does it stink? No.
9. Does it roll? Yes.
8. Is it dangerous? Yes.
Can you control it? Unknown.
7. Does it have a handle? No.
6. Does it squeak? No.
5. Does it have lots of buttons? No.
4. Is it colorful? No.
3. Do you use it at night? Sometimes.
2. Can you find it in a church? No.
1. It is classified as Other.


This is as much a "test" on the game as it is of yourself to be able to answer these questions. Are you able to correctly and adequately describe your object? I see it as more of a game to answer correctly so the game does get the right answer, than to try to "fool" the game.

Let me try hemmorroid (sp?)............I'll get back you you

Lab
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 3:31:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By red65:
This amazes me.

There's a new electronic toy that asks 20 questions.

You think of something, answer these sort of vague questions, it guesses what you are thinking of.

It often gets it in 20 questions and most of the time by 25 questions.

Amazing.

How does it work?

play it online:

20q.net/

Here I did "wrench": (questions are listed in reverse order)



Q20. I am guessing that it is a crescent wrench?
Right, Wrong, Close

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19. Does it have cash value? Yes.
18. I guessed that it was a pair of pliers? Close.
17. Does it shine? Sometimes.
16. Can it be painted? Yes.
15. Can it be used to put things together? Yes.
14. Can you use it to hit something? Sometimes.
13. Do you make something with it? Sometimes.
12. Is it a tool? Yes.
11. Is it a metal? Yes.
10. Can you buy it? Yes.
9. Is it made of plastic? No.
8. Can you control it? Yes.
7. Does it have a bushy tail? No.
6. Does it grow under the soil? No.
5. Can you find it in a church? No.
4. Is it a specific color? No.
3. Is it worth a lot of money? No.
2. Can you walk on it? No.
1. It is classified as Mineral.



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You were thinking of a hemorrhoid.
Is it colorful? You said Yes, I say No.
Is it bright? You said Unknown, I say No.
Is it a specific color? You said Unknown, I say No.
Is it dangerous? You said Yes, I say No.
Does it burn? You said No, I say Yes.
Does it come from something larger? You said Unknown, I say No.
Does it get hard? You said Yes, I say No.
Contradictions Detected
The opinions of the AI are its own and are based on the input of people playing. It does not matter if our answers disagree, as over time my answers will change to reflect common knowledge. If you feel that I am in error, the only way to fix it is to play again.

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Similar Objects
Spiderman (superhero), a wound, an enemy, a desert, an appendix (internal organ), a fever, a wizard, Superman (fictional), a tonsil, earwax, cancer, a canker sore (mouth ulcer).

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Uncommon Knowledge about a hemorrhoid
20Q thinks these may be wrong
Is it a body part? I say Yes.
Is it living? I say No.
Is it lifeless? I say Yes.
Does it have a title? I say Doubtful.
Can it add? I say Doubtful.
Is it considered intelligent? I say Doubtful.

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