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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.