Monday, October 18, 2010
Akinator, the Web Genius
Think of somebody, real or fictional, human or otherwise, some sort of character or being or whatever. Akinator asks you a series of questions and then almost always guesses exactly who you are thinking of, no matter how obscure and nerdy your character is. The first time I used Akinator I decided to stump him by choosing Die Fledermaus, the superhero from the hit Saturday morning cartoon, The Tick. He asked a series of questions, none of them really pertaining to my character. I was certain that I had stumped Akinator. Almost immediately, he guessed "Die Fledermaus." It was magnificent. It's really hard to stump Akinator, and it's really fun to try. Check out Akinator, the Web Genius here.
Come back to this blog and post your character and whether or not Akinator was able to identify it. Here's a list of my attempts:
Die Fledermaus (The Tick) - CORRECT!
Jacques Derrida - STUMPED!
Felicia Day - CORRECT!
Descartes' Evil Genius - STUMPED!
Claptrap (Borderlands) - CORRECT!
The Great Daryl Nathan - STUMPED!
Bork (Muppets) - CORRECT!
Vi (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - CORRECT!
Brand (Game of Thrones) - CORRECT!
Matt Buchanan (Terminator [we incorrectly thought his name was Brad, but it did not change the answers we gave Akinator]) - STUMPED!
Rusty Collins (X-Factor) - STUMPED!