Wednesday, August 31, 2005

We're one step closer to the Matrix...

So, artificial intelligence is getting better by the minute. Check out this new 20 Questions game, in which you play against the computer.

If you play by the rules, and your answers are logical and correct (ie; don't say that a rock is a "vegetable")...this AI will guess the correct answer a good percentage of the time. It's actually a little bit creepy, to be honest.

http://www.20q.net/index.html

Enjoy, and make sure that you don't let this thing get TOO smart! Oh, and don't forget to vote for me in the Best Comedic Blog category. Group bunny abounds.

18 comments:

Danius Maximus said...

ahhh that thing is easy to beat! the one thing the computer never compensates for is the fact that I lie

Shanshu said...

Well, where is the fun in THAT?

:)

Ms. Adventures said...

I voted for you sweets.

marriedman said...

Ok, so a few things.

1. Every time I thought of something, it told me to get my mind out of the gutter.

2. I haven't read enough of your blog to vote.

3. I am trying to get in there from best comedic blog, but I don't think I'll get in. Maybe if they did best worst blog.

5. I have an abnormally hard erection right now over your profile picture.

Shanshu said...

ashley: thanks!!!!

marriedman: it told me to get my mind out of the gutter a few times, too. Also, if you get hard over my profile pic, just wait until you read posts about group bunny and nipple licking and Chinese threesomes.

Crystal said...

I shall vote for you tonight.

I heard on the radio this morning that a company is selling a "housesitter" robot for about $14,500 ea. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002456677_robot30.html

Kay said...

Damn. It even got piss. Fucking computer's smart. Took it more than 20 questions tho.

Justin said...

Yeah, I've got that one linked. When I first found it, I was -blown- out of the water, that database is crazy! I can't imagine the programing involved (well, I can, but it involves little elves typing away on keyboards, while being whipped by leather clad drag queens).

Heather said...

Have you ever noticed someone's "blogs I like" section.. and not seen your name.. and thought... I dont hold his attention?? Damn and all this time.. Ive been blogging just for him... perchance to see that grinning johnny depp face.

Oh well.. Im off to watch Pirates of the Carribean

HighMaintenanceHussy said...

Dude, come on. You're too cool to be soliciting votes for some blog contest. I don't quite understand all these award things that are popping up...I thought blogging was all about counterculture. hehe

Have you checked out any of those books yet? :)

B.O.B.I. said...

I thought of battery, poster, and lightsabre... it got 'em all, the sunuvabee.

Nameless said...

Holy crap, it guessed. That's amazing.

musie said...

thats awesome, i played one of those sites, that guessed what tv character you are thinking. In like 5 questions, it deduced i was Cat from Red Dwarf, those programs are fucking amazing.
ill vote, mostly cause i wanna dew you though :)

Rowan said...

yeah I did one of these before about tv shows....but this one told me it wasn't allowed to talk aobut most subjects I entered....hmmmm, what does that say about me? Pretty cool though

Shanshu said...

musie: you want to throw Mountain Dew on me, don't you? I knew it.

Sticky is fun.

g_samsa said...

I saw this post of yours yesterday but didn't comment because I wanted to stump the programm. I stumped it twice. Once with tweezers and the other time with pedometer. It beat me the other 1000 times.

LoreliaGilmore said...

i don't get it...i LOST. how do you loser at 20 questions? OH, because a carrot is not A vegetarian. words, whatever.

Jessi said...

That is pretty creepy. It took 23 questions for it to realize I was thinking of a necklace. At question 20, it guessed a bracelet. Weird!!