NEW FEATURE: VOTE & EARN NEATOPOINTS!
Submit your own Neatorama post and vote for others' posts to earn NeatoPoints that you can redeem for T-shirts, hoodies and more over at the NeatoShop!


7

How Random Can You Be?

If you want to gather data on human nature, the easiest way is to make an online game about it. Data science Ilya Perederiy wants to know if humans can be random on purpose (spoiler: no). In the online game, all you do is press the left and right buttons on your keyboard (or you can touch icons on a touchscreen). Your goal is to fool the algorithm that is predicting your next move based on your previous moves. You can keep up with your progress with the virtual money fund on the left- you get money each time the algorithm is wrong, and you lose money when it correctly predicted your move. There is no clock, so take your time. On the graph I generated, you can see exactly where I gave up trying and started pushing buttons very fast. I kept the algorithm under 50% until about guess #275. Good luck!  -via Digg


Login to comment.




Email This Post to a Friend
"How Random Can You Be?"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More