A SPRINKLE OF TECHNOLOGY
Since 2009, coders have created thousands of amazing experiments using Chrome, Android, AI, WebVR, AR and more. One of my new favorite experiments is called Mystery Animal.
Mystery Animal is a new twist on a classic question and answer game. Players use their device's microphone to ask the robot various yes or no questions to try and decipher what the mystery animal is in 20 questions or less. For example, ask "Are you a mammal?" or "Are you a bird of prey?" It's a fun way for students to practice questioning and critical thinking strategies!
To try it out go to https://mysteryanimal.withgoogle.com/ and click Preview It Here.
If prompted, be sure to allow the website to access your microphone. You will need the microphone turned on so that the robot can hear your questions.
Once the robot has reviewed the instructions, the game will begin.
Click and hold the purple microphone button. When the button turns red, ask a question that can be answered with "Yes" or "No". Release the microphone button when you are finished asking the question. A moment later, you will see your question transcribed on the screen and the robot will tell you if the answer is yes or no.
The goal is to figure out the mystery animal with the least number of questions. You have 20 guesses.
To find out more about how the game was created, check out the quick video below.
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