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Can You Beat an Adaptive Computer at Rock-Paper-Scissors?

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First Watson, now Rock-Paper-Scissors? Can't our flawed, spontaneous and nonsensical brains catch a break? The New York Times hosts a rock-paper-scissors computer that attempts to use patterns and frequent tendencies to beat its human foe. We tried reasoning our way through the game like we would with a human, but the results were crushing. Once we started clicking randomly, though, our inconsistent human thoughts wiped the virtual floor with that pattern-seeking A.I. Score one for meatbags!

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