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Matts (1087)

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I work for MessageLabs [] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.

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Sunday June 29, 2003
07:57 AM

20 Questions

[ #13127 ]

From Justin Mason's blog, play 20 questions against an AI. It guessed a couple of my items very quickly...

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  • Heh. Very cool. It guessed ballpoint pen correctly, but disagreed with me when I responded "Yes" to "Does it contain words?" ;-)
  • by Damian (784) on 2003.06.29 16:14 (#21535)
    I tried matched wits with it...
    1.              It is classified as Animal.
    2.              Does it have four legs? No.
    3.              Does it weigh more than a duck? Yes.
    4.              Can it jump? Yes.
    5.              Does it live in cities? Yes.
    6.              Does it help accomplish tasks? Sometimes.
    7.              Is it pleasurable? Depends.
    8.              Can you play with it? Rarely.
    9.              Is it dangerous? Yes.
    10.             Is it a predator? Yes.
    11.             Do you use it at night? Irrelevant.
    12.             Does it live in groups (gregarious)? Yes.
    13.             Would you find it in an office? Yes.
    14.             Do you clean it regularly? Irrelevant.
    15.             Does it bring joy to people? Rarely.
    16.             Could it be found in a classroom? Maybe.
    17.             Are there many different sorts of it? Yes.
    18.             I guess it a criminal? Close.
    19.             Does it live in the forest? No.
    20.             I guess it a xenomorph? Close.
    I was thinking of "a politician".
    • 1.          It is classified as Animal.
      2.          Does it have fur? Yes.
      3.          Is it small? Yes.
      4.          Is it a domesticated animal? Sometimes.
      5.          Is it a wild animal? Sometimes.
      6.          Can it be trained to obey commands? Yes.
      7.          Does it have a pointed snout? Yes.
      8.          Is it