[Elsnet-list] International Loebner Prize 2013 Contest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) --CALL FOR ENTRIES & PARTICIPATION

McKevitt, Paul p.mckevitt at ulster.ac.uk
Sat Mar 23 17:23:50 CET 2013


International Loebner Prize 2013 Contest in Artificial Intelligence (AI)


On  Saturday, September  14th,  2013,
The  International Loebner  Prize Contest in Artificial  Intelligence (AI) will be hosted
for the first time on the island of Ireland by The University of Ulster.

Loebner  Prize 2013 will  be held  during CultureTECH  &
City of Culture  2013  at  The Imagineering Quarter,
Derry~LondonDerry~LegenDerry, Northern Ireland.

The  Loebner  Prize  desperately   seeks  to  find  the  world's  best
conversational  chatbot  computer  program  and is  the  first  formal
instantiation of `The  Turing Test' which is named  after Alan Turing,
the brilliant British mathematician  who also developed basic research
on the theoretical foundation of computing science.

Each  year an  Annual Prize  &  Bronze Medal  is awarded  to the  most
human-like computer.   Loebner Prize 2013  Annual First Prize  is:
US$ 4000 + Annual  Bronze Medal, Second Prize: US$  1000,
Third Prize: US$ 750 and Fourth  Prize: US$ 250.
All prizes are  sponsored by New York Philanthropist, Dr. Hugh Loebner.

A  Call for  Entries has  been announced  and the  4 entries  with the
highest scores will be selected as finalists.
DEADLINE: Monday, 3rd June, 2013 [Closing Date].

The Loebner Prize  contest, first inaugurated in 1991  at The Computer
Museum  (Boston, USA),  has been  hosted internationally  at locations
such as:  Carnegie Hall  (NY, USA), The  Science Museum  (London),
The Powerhouse  Museum  (Sydney,  Australia),  Bletchley  Park  (England),
Dartmouth College  (NH, USA),  California State University  (LA, USA),
University  College  London,  Surrey,  Reading &  Exeter  Universities (England),
Flinders University  (Adelaide, Australia)  and  even
Hugh Loebner's apartment in New York City (USA).

Loebner  Prize  2013  will  be  filmed  by WGBH  (Boston,  USA)  &
360 Production  (Derry/London)  as part  of  a  documentary on
Artificial Intelligence (AI)  for the Nova Primetime Science  TV Series
produced by Chad  Cohen for  screening on the  USA
Public  Broadcasting Service (PBS) Television Network.

Further detail on Loebner Prize 2013 is available at:


Professor Paul Mc Kevitt
Computer Science Research Institute
School of Creative Arts & Technologies
University of Ulster



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