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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Twenty Questions!

Anyone come across this neural network 20 questions game? It's slightly eerie how it successfully guesses what you're thinking about: http://www.20q.net

3 comments:

john said...

that's pretty good.

Colin said...

wow. it got very close in 18, but didn't get it right until 22. ('antelope')

Tom said...

The disconcerting thing is that it can make a correct guess without seeming to have closed in on the answer. For instance, it guessed my 'pterodactyl', but hadn't ascertained that it was extinct or that it could fly. I thought it was getting nowhere, when it suddenly made its correct guess on 17 questions, as if it was reading my mind!