20 Questions

I just received a little novelty gadget called 20 Q (aka 20 Questions Handheld Game. It’s probably no suprise that it plays 20 questions. What is a bit suprising is how good a job it does for a ~$15 device. More suprising to me, is that it uses a neural net that’s been in training for 17 years to do it.

Learn more on “Cool Tools”:http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/000725.php

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  1. sleavecoat

    Someone at work had one of these the other day & I stumped the ball with “lichen” – it went through ~25 questions and eventually guessed “fungus” before giving up – pretty cool.

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