The game is powered by an incredible Artificial Intelligence that thinks up its own questions and generates answers based on what it has learned. 20Q’s AI is not pre-programmed, and its “Uncommon Knowledge” is generated when it comes up with something that seems odd and doesn’t fit in with what the AI knows. It makes its own judgment calls on how to interpret information, becoming more “intelligent” over time by refining distinctions through play. You are encouraged to answer based on your initial reaction to questions. The more you play 20Q while focusing on a particular object, the more the AI will learn about it. Pit yourself against the amazing 20Q AI as it learns by playing with you. Click on the link below and start playing.
(Michael Michalko is the author of Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques; Cracking Creativity: The Thinking Strategies of Creative Geniuses; Thinkpak: A Brainstorming Card Deck, and Creative Thinkering: Putting Your Imagination to Work. http://www.creativethinking.net)