(First published in Urban Times on 19th Mar 2011)
The New York Times have created an online version of Rock-Paper-Scissors. The game is played against a computer, which, depending on what level one plays against, will analyze past choices its human adversaries make in order to learn more about their thought patterns, in an effort to beat them.
There are two levels: Novice – where the computer plays against you from scratch; and Veteran – where the computer has already amassed experience playing against other humans. Both levels offer insight on the computer’s thought pattern and analysis of its adversaries’ moves. In other words, players have the option to see what the computer did to try and outwit them.
Play the game here.