ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – ELECTRONIC

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One Word Photo Challenge: Electronic

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Here’s a photo of 2 of my electronic, hand-held games. It’s called 20Q, and is very fun to play. 🙂

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20 Q (the game)

Based on a parlor game called Twenty Questions, Robin Burgener, in 1988, invented a hand held electronic game he called 20Q. He was experimenting with using AI – Artificial Intelligence.

When you turn this game on, it will ask you to think of something for it to guess. It has a display screen that you can read it’s questions, and buttons you can push, to log in your answer, either yes, no, sometimes, or unknown.

This ‘toy’ will ask you a series of 20 simple questions. As you keep answering the questions posed, the device will build on them, to ultimately guess what you were thinking about.

In between the questions, it will make funny comments to you. On the package it comes in it states that it can read your mind. One of the comments it makes, is that it is spooky how it knows what you are thinking. 

It is not programmed. It somehow ‘learns’ from every answer you give, and every time turns out different. Most of the time it guesses right!

I have two of these 20Q games, and have been amazed at how it can even do this. It occasionally does miss the answer, and will make a funny comment about how you can’t win them all. 

I think it is a bit weird to be holding a sort of ‘mini brain’ right there in my hand. Like it says…it’s spooky!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

7 responses »

    • Hi, Michelle! It is fun to play. You think of anything at all, such as a certain item, and it asks you questions about it, then guesses. Most times it is exactly what you were thinking of! 🙂

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