[Elsnet-list] International Loebner Prize 2013 Contest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) --CALL FOR ENTRIES & PARTICIPATION
p.mckevitt at ulster.ac.uk
Sat Mar 23 17:23:50 CET 2013
International Loebner Prize 2013 Contest in Artificial Intelligence (AI)
CALL FOR ENTRIES & PARTICIPATION
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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