Scrabble is a popular word game played across the world. It is one of the most addictive games as it tests both your vocabulary as well as your logic. If you play the game online, you might have noticed that some words are rejected because they are not valid Scrabble words. Scrabble is a lot like life. This week, we saw how the Meaningless Word Society tried to get the word ” Aiou ” included in the Scrabble dictionary. We’ll look at the word and if it is a valid Scrabble word.
It seems that every time you turn on a TV, a radio, or computer, there is some sort of discussion about artificial intelligence. While much of this discussion focuses on how AI will be used (and misused) to advance technology, there is also a great deal of talk about how it will revolutionize the way we live. One way that AI is revolutionizing our world is through the use of gadgets and technology that make our lives easier, such as voice-activated assistants.
Aiou is a valid Scrabble word. It is worth 5 points. It’s worth it’s weight in gold, but it’s not in the top 1000 most utilized words by Scrabble players. I was playing a game and landed on a triple letter word bonus space and noticed that Aiou was a bonus word. So I did what anyone would do and looked it up. Aiou is a valid word but it’s not used often. I mean you can’t look up every word, it would take far too long.
The Scrabble word aiou takes us back to the early days of the Internet. It was one of the first words created by a computer. The artificial intelligence program was called the Scrabble Player and was the creation of Stephen Feinstein. Stephen Feinstein is a computer scientist who created the program at the University of Alberta in the 90s. The program was able to learn from previous games to determine what was a valid Scrabble word. The program was also able to learn from other words that were made.