Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Loebner Prize and Turing Test Symposium

On Sunday October the 12th, this year's Loebner Prize will be held here at the University of Reading. The Loebner Prize is essentially an implementation of the Turing Test which started in 1991, and which uses a text-based interface between the tester and the subjects (a human and a 'chat-bot'). This year, there are six finalists who will take part in proceedings on the day.

In conjunction with this event, AISB have decided to run a symposium on the Turing Test in parallel with the Loebner Prize. There are some fantastic speakers due to present, and I anticipate some lively discussions. I'm looking forward to it :-)

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