Final Note

A robot that can beat you at rock, paper, scissors — every time.

Kai Ryssdal Nov 5, 2013
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Final Note

A robot that can beat you at rock, paper, scissors — every time.

Kai Ryssdal Nov 5, 2013
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This final note today: For those of you into settling bets the old fashioned way, Japanese scientists have developed a robot so fast it can “win” rock-paper-scissors against a mere human every single time.

But here’s the catch: The way it wins…is by cheating. It can react so quickly — in just 0.001 second — to what your hand is doing, that it knows what to throw out to beat you. 

So, we’re sticking with what we know. Paper always wins. Also, cheaters never win. 

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