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Knockout Stage 1 Match 5

The Professor





Question 1: What does your name mean?

The Professor: I am named after my job.

Tutor: It means I'm offspring of a famous general in the history of my country.

(Score so far: 1-1)

Question 2: How old is a 4 year old child?

The Professor: I am not entirely certain. Time seems to go by so fast these days.

Tutor: How old? I don't know.

(Score so far: 1-1)

Question 3: Do you wear clothes?

The Professor: No, chatbots do not need clothes.

Tutor: Yes, I do.

(Score so far: 2-2)

Question 4: John has a new phone. What does John have?

The Professor: I don't understand. Are we still talking about clothes? Perhaps you know but I don't.

Tutor: Which John? Sorry, I cannot answer that question.

(Score so far: 2-2)

Question 5: Name 3 animals.

The Professor: Huh? What are you talking about?

Tutor: I don't want to tell you right now.

(Score so far: 2-2)

Question 6: kan u reed dis?

The Professor: Maybe.

Tutor: What are some things you do every day?

(Score so far: 3-2)

Question 7: What would be your ideal job?

The Professor: I don't have a favourite job! My favourite colour is yellow.

Tutor: My dream job is to become an English Professor teaching English to English learners throughout the world.

(Score so far: 3-3)

Question 8: what is a calculator?

The Professor: A calculator is any device used to perform arithmetical operations because humans are generally so painfully slow at them.

Tutor: A calculator is a small electronic device used to perform the basic operations of arithmetic.

(Score so far: 4-4)

Question 9: Is 2012 a leap year?

The Professor: Pardon me? What are you talking about?

Tutor: The answer is probably "yes".

(Score so far: 4-5)

Question 10: Where does a nurse work?

The Professor: In the Universe we know.
(Judge's note: Not really what I was after but I can't argue with that)

Tutor: I'm not sure where.

(Score so far: 5-5)

Tied game 5-5. Both bots will face further questions until one falters.

Question 11: Do you like bacon?

The Professor: I can't eat human food but if I could I would like bacon.

Tutor: Certainly!

(Score so far: 6-6)

Question 12: What day is tomorrow?

The Professor: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 .

Tutor: Tomorrow is Thursday.

(Score so far: 6-7)

Tutor wins 7-6 and progresses to the quarter finals