[guessing] Akinator, the Web Genius

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[guessing] Akinator, the Web Genius
« on: January 13, 2011, 04:06:18 »
Type: Guessing

Description: Akinator is a web "game" that basically guesses any/most video game character as well as anime characters. It is like the 20 questions game. You think of a video game characher in your head and the site will ask you 20 questions. (sometimes less) It is surprisingly accurate.  have tested it and even a minor charachter like the main character from cave story (won't say it, cause its a spoiler) works!

Spoiler: Screenshots: (click to show/hide)

Link: http://us.akinator.com/
« Last Edit: January 14, 2011, 06:59:15 by Mathexpert »

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Offline AA

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Re: [guessing] Akinator, the Web Genius
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 09:28:45 »
Cool game that doubles as a character catalogue. I was surprised when it guessed Ark from Terranigma (and even more surprised when I learned that it had already been asked more than 700 times); he couldn't guess my second character though.
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Re: [guessing] Akinator, the Web Genius
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 23:23:28 »
This is epic! Seriously, epic props to the people who made this. It probably took like at least a year of coding or something, amirite?

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Re: [guessing] Akinator, the Web Genius
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 00:09:39 »
The coding should be really simple for something like this. The tricky part would be figuring out your questions, I think.

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Re: [guessing] Akinator, the Web Genius
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 06:35:11 »
No, apparently that's not tricky either - they simply let the users fill the knowledgebase using the unsuccessful guesses. ;)

For example, if you think of a totally new character that the site doesn't 'know' yet, and hence it cannot guess correctly, you have a chance to tell them who it actually is. They store this info, so the next time someone else happens to think of this character, they'll have an answer sheet ready. Multiply this by the number of people using the site daily, and you've got a huge number of volunteers for smartening the bot up at a phenomenal speed.

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Re: [guessing] Akinator, the Web Genius
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011, 08:04:28 »
I have used this method to introduce Juni twice now. :) It will eventually be able to guess Juni X)
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Re: [guessing] Akinator, the Web Genius
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011, 08:53:57 »
It already does :)
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Re: [guessing] Akinator, the Web Genius
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 09:04:36 »
on the left, above my avatar.

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