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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #100 on: 04 Jan 2011, 12:23 »

It asked about 10 random questions AFTER establishing that it was a genie from a Disney movie. Weird.

It's done that for me, too. I've gotten asked, "Does your character sleep less than the average person?" several times.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #101 on: 04 Jan 2011, 12:53 »

Stomped it with Bruce Nauman, Marina Abramovic and Joseph Beuys, he's obviosuly not that into conceptual art.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #102 on: 04 Jan 2011, 13:42 »

Linds I got that question too, but by then he already new I was talking about Stephen Fry and he was an insomniac so that made sense!  He had amazing questions about Stephen Fry.  Does he have a superb vocabulary?

I stumped him on Poison Ivy from the Cramps and when I was going for Tycho from Penny Arcade he guessed Gabe (HOW DOES HE KNOW?  We hadn't even mentioned the internet or webcomics).  Aaron beat him (at last) by being completely obscure with Brak's stuffed lobster hippo from The Brak Show.

Also I just stumped him on Stokey from Inspector Rexx.  HOW HAS NO ONE PLAYED ERNST STOCKINGER FROM INSPECTOPR REX?  He didn't even exist in the database! :(  He was my favourite

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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #103 on: 04 Jan 2011, 14:49 »

Aww, it though Jonathan Meiburg was Eugene Hutz or Will Sheff before coming up with some guy I'd never heard of.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #104 on: 04 Jan 2011, 15:17 »

Yeah I was playing Odin and he asked several questions (none particularly relevant) after establishing in short order that he was an immortal mythological Scandinavian with one eye.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #105 on: 04 Jan 2011, 15:19 »

Akinator couldn't get Sleazy Christopherson.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #106 on: 04 Jan 2011, 19:22 »

Man.

It went from

Is your character a video game character (yes)
...bad(yes)
...linked with Nintendo (yes)
...from the Mario series (yes)

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...a singer from the 80s (wut)

Yes, internet genie, you've got it. It's Boy George.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #107 on: 04 Jan 2011, 19:36 »

It thought Robert Smithson was Frank Lloyd wright, then Man Ray, then Jackson Pollock. Turns out he's not in the database. I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Gonna try some other artists.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #108 on: 05 Jan 2011, 16:06 »

It did not get Cassie Wells.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #109 on: 05 Jan 2011, 16:25 »

Didn't get Agatha Heterodyne from Girl Genius Comics, Or the American flag. Both were in its database, so I guess I answered questions wrong? :?
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #110 on: 05 Jan 2011, 16:56 »

This got The Man with no Name, The Punisher, Don Quixote, Thomas Pynchon, William Tecumseh Sherman, Josip Broz Tito, Captain Ahab, and Emily Dickinson all within 20 questions. Pretty impressive.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #111 on: 06 Jan 2011, 02:32 »

got zooey deschanel. even though i know so little about her and answered "i dont know" to most of the questions.  :psyduck:
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #112 on: 06 Jan 2011, 02:38 »

I wonder if this uses the same sort of processes that went into the program that's going to compete on Jeopardy. Obviously much more rudimentary, but I could see how it could work in much the same way.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #113 on: 06 Jan 2011, 23:42 »

He didn't guess achoo's father from robinhood men in tights. Ah-sneeze.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #114 on: 07 Jan 2011, 14:18 »

Man, goddamn this thing. I had OJ Simpson and one of the first questions was "is he an actor" and I was like "Yeah" because he is but I figured it'd go down a wrong path. Then about five questions later "has your character been tried for murder" completely out of nowhere and I was like FUUUUUUUU

Oh my god I just cracked up- thinking of Lenin, thing's going on the right track (European, governed his country, dead) and then: "Has your character played with Black Sabbath?"

Oh goodness yes.

Oh fuck and then: "Does high school girl's uniform suit your character?"
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #115 on: 07 Jan 2011, 15:14 »

It's good that he didn't play with Sabbath. "Czernobog blast all of you" wouldn't have fit the meter as well.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #116 on: 07 Jan 2011, 15:40 »

I stumped it with K from the webcomic Blip. It guessed Cyd Sherman, but while awesome, that is unfortunately wrong.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #117 on: 07 Jan 2011, 15:47 »

How the fuck did it not get Tim Rogers?  I think it was too optimistic when it asked if he was famous in the 80s.  He started out in 89, but You Am I didn't get famous right off the bat.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #118 on: 08 Jan 2011, 04:17 »

He got Woland in 20, but Casaubon stumped him.

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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #119 on: 09 Jan 2011, 02:35 »

You know, it occurs to me that Patrick is a perfectly legitimate person for us to train Akinator to recognize.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #120 on: 09 Jan 2011, 06:40 »

Akinator couldn't get Sleazy Christopherson.

I've noticed that it seems to think everyone from industrial music is either Genesis P Orridge or Dave Tibet initially, though it managed to get Jhon Balance, after guessing Dave Tibet and asking a number of other questions before "is he part of a duo?".

I'd be interested to know a bit more about how this works. Is all the data user-generated? If so, how does it deal with the fact that people might get things wrong? It would be interesting to know if any widely believed rumours or fanon has ever made it in to the database.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #121 on: 09 Jan 2011, 10:33 »

It is 100% user generated.

If you click 'details' at the end of the game, you can see what answer it expected for each question relating to your choice and sometimes the answers it expects are wrong, especially for people with very small inputs.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #122 on: 09 Jan 2011, 10:36 »

I imagine this whole thing could get seriously fucked up if there was a concentrated effort at providing deliberately wrong answers to questions. For all I know there are certain characters (someone suggested someone like G.W Bush might be a likely candidate) that are already targeted for that stuff.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #123 on: 09 Jan 2011, 10:58 »

I think Obama is an even better example, given that Akinator likes to ask if your character is from the US.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #124 on: 09 Jan 2011, 17:03 »

I'd be interested to know a bit more about how this works. Is all the data user-generated? If so, how does it deal with the fact that people might get things wrong? It would be interesting to know if any widely believed rumours or fanon has ever made it in to the database.
It is user generated, and there certainly are errors, but when I tested using Zheng He, Akinator guessed him correctly on the first try despite an error in the expected answers. Some sort of weighting, maybe?
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #125 on: 09 Jan 2011, 21:31 »

Yeah, completely user generated. I'm pretty sure that whatever a majority thinks is the correct answer for a particular question is what will be "correct" for that person. There's enough redundancy after enough questions that even if you get a few wrong or answer "I don't know" for some, there's still enough data. And when it's asking redundant questions towards the end I think is merely data collection on additional questions.

One thing to keep in mind is that the program has NO IDEA what each question means semantically. You could enter the question, "Does your character squibabble lopitidiously?" and it could end up being a fully recognized identifier if there was enough correlation in the answers given to particular people.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #126 on: 09 Jan 2011, 21:50 »

Got him to guess Bit from Tron, after two guesses of Wall-E's pet cockroach and the flying carpet from Aladdin. Although that may have partially been from me restricting myself to only "yes" and "no".
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #127 on: 10 Jan 2011, 21:33 »

Going for Elagabalus, it guessed that I was thinking of Julius Caesar, Commodus from Gladiator, Remus and finally gave up.

Went for Warren Ellis, but it guessed Alan Moore. It then got Warren Ellis.

Went for Doktor Sleepless, it guessed Doctor Horrible and a few others and gave up.

It got Phillip Marlowe first guess.


That site tends to vacillate between being incredible and dumb as a plank. In the past it's guessed some really far out there characters, but missed really obvious ones.

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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #128 on: 10 Jan 2011, 22:18 »

BTW, I did enter our Patrick into the database.  :mrgreen:

The third time through, it got him in 40 questions. I won't say who it guessed before that point because, well, no person should be subject to that kind of comparison. One of the questions that popped up was "Is your character skilled in diplomacy?" I figured since we aren't currently at war with Albania, I could safely answer "yes".
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #129 on: 11 Jan 2011, 08:57 »

It was definitely Zac Efron, wasn't it?
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #130 on: 11 Jan 2011, 12:24 »

Was one of the questions "Does your character need to eat a goddamn sandwich"?

I realized a while ago that I messed up when I did Henry Rollins. I said he was over 50, when he's actually 49. For some reason I had it in my head he was over 50. On the other hand, I think it was really looking for me to say he was a body builder, which he isn't.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #131 on: 14 Jan 2011, 10:43 »

The third time through, it got him in 40 questions. I won't say who it guessed before that point because, well, no person should be subject to that kind of comparison.

Was it Jason Mraz?
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #132 on: 14 Jan 2011, 23:11 »

It was the singer for Breathe Carolina (I'm so sorry, Patrick).
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #133 on: 15 Jan 2011, 07:41 »

Correctly guessed:
-Tim Armstrong (in overtime, after first guessing his bandmate Lars Frederiksen, which was weird because one of the questions was if he had long hair)
-Juan Martin Del Potro (tennis player)
-Marten Reed
-Fruit Fucker (in overtime again)
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #134 on: 15 Jan 2011, 12:33 »

I wonder how it makes allowances for things that change over time, like hair length or death or ageing? I assume it won't be around for decades but I'm sure that some of the people in its questions will change during its lifetime.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #135 on: 15 Jan 2011, 12:59 »

Well I imagine that if a person grows out their hair, then there will be a corresponding influx of different answers from people playing that character on Akinator. It'll probably be buggy for a while but eventually the new correct answer will replace the old one.
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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #136 on: 15 Jan 2011, 13:00 »

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Re: Akinator The Web Genius Will Mess With Yr Head
« Reply #137 on: 16 Jan 2011, 06:54 »

Got Lister from Red Dwarf after asking almost NO relevant questions. Got Jay Baruchel after asking "Is he muscle-y?" (No) :(


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