OTTAWA, CANADA, June 11, 2009—The world’s wittiest A.I. has guessed its way to its own prime time television game show. Starting
June 13, 2009, GSN’s Big Saturday Night lineup kicks-off with 20Q™, the game show that pits players against the mind reading super-computer.
“Mr. Q”, powered by the 20Q A.I. and voiced by comedian Hal
Sparks, co-hosts alongside real-time host Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance).
In the game show 20Q™, contestants go head-to-head while they attempt to guess a mystery word through a series of clues.
The winner of that round must then try to outwit the cunning Mr. Q in a classic game of twenty questions for a cash prize of $20,000. Viewers at home will find themselves in the heat of battle when they shout out answers as the game unfolds.
20Q™ airs at 8 p.m. ET on GSN beginning Saturday, June 13, 2009, for the summer season.
About 20Q.net Inc.
20Q™ is an award-winning artificial intelligence, a website,
a company and a phenomenon that speaks for itself at http://20q.net. Players think of something, and 20Q™ guesses what’s on their mind in twenty questions or less. Robin Burgener, from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, developed the technology
in 1988 and in the twenty-one years since it was created, the 20Q™ A.I. has played more than 70 million games and asked more than half a billion questions. With its ability to learn and discern, it has evolved from an experiment in artificial
intelligence to exist off-the-Net as a handheld toy and game show.