Latest issue →

Rock-Paper-Scissors: You vs. the Computer

The New York Times

Be warned, this is addictive. From New York Times’ intriguing “Smarter Than You Think” series comes a Rock-Paper-Scissors where you are duelling a computer that is getting smarter as you play, analysing your every move. Because, you know, in the long run, we can’t help but being predictive. In veteran mode, I managed to keep things even up until round 50 (with an overproportional half of all rounds ending in a tie). But from there, it went all downhill for me. The algorithm had started to understand my thoughts. Play and then share your experiences.

From Weekly Filet #12, in August 2014. More on: #

💔 Some older links might be broken — that's the state of the web, sadly. If you find one, ping me.

Thousands of curious minds trust the Weekly Filet for food for thought. Every Friday, a carefully curated set of the best links from around the web, helping you make sense of the world and yourself.

Undecided? Learn more | Peek inside