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Software that reads your mind

I stumbled upon this really interesting game that uses artificial intelligence to guess the word you are thinking about by just asking you 20 questions. I thought of “cucumber” and it guessed it right! Take a break and play it now.

Did it correctly guess your word?

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Filed in Interesting, Technology on 03 May 06 | Tags: ,


Reader's Comments

  1. |

    Wow! It is good.

    fyi … there are some topics that conclude with “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 ___?”

    Also, after it finally guesses right, it may report “Contradictions Detected”. That is where your answers “disagree” with what 20Q.net expected. In my case, it took 28 questions before it finally guessed correctly and concluded with the message above. I guess it took 28 questions as a result of “contradictions” with my answers. Any way, after finally guessing correctly and pointing out the contradictions, it states: 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.

    Thanks Eddie!

  2. |

    Not very good. Couldn’t guess “thesaurus”.

  3. |

    Couldn’t guess Baseball cap.

  4. |

    Amazing. I was thinking “blinds” (as in Venetian Blinds) and it guessed with 29 Questions.