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Subject: [ E-Announce ] International Loebner Prize 2013 Contest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) --CALL FOR ENTRIES & PARTICIPATION
From: <p.mckevitt_(on)_ulster.ac.uk>
Date received: 23 Mar 2013
Deadline: -
Start date: 14 Sep 2013





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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:
http://www.paulmckevitt.com/loebner2013/

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

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