The BBC has a technology program, Digital Planet which I listen to
regularly. The program covered the event in the
September 18th, 2006 edition. I can give you the podcast. Meet me at
The website for the Loebner price is:
I made notes while I listened. I'll paste them here. Remember, this
was a note I made while listening. It may not read very smoothly...
The 2006 Contest was held Sunday, Sept 17, 2006
at University College London
Annual competition for machines that try to mimic human conversations.
Judges type comments and questions into terminals and see if they can
tell if the replies are from human volunteers or computers.
No machines has won the top price.
2005 winner was AI machine named George.
Offspring Joan won 2006 competition.
Competition took place at University college, London.
$100,000 for passing the Turning price.
Hugu Lobner, sponsor of the Lobner prize for Artifical intelligence
PHD in Sociology
In favour of a 100% unemployement, thinks competition can bring that
Rollo Carpenter won 2005 and 2006 Loebner Prize.
You can chat with joan at:
Now an AI avatar.
Joan learns from what everybody says to him on the internet.
In 1990 Hugh Loebner agreed with The Cambridge Center for Behavioral
Studies to underwrite a contest designed to implement the Turing Test.
Dr. Loebner pledged a Grand Prize of $100,000 and a Gold Medal
(pictured above) for the first computer whose responses were
indistinguishable from a human's. Such a computer can be said "to
think." Each year an annual prize of $2000 and a bronze medal is
awarded to the most human-like computer. The winner of the annual
contest is the best entry relative to other entries that year,
irrespective of how good it is in an absolute sense.
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> i want know about loebner and how was win loebner prizr in this year?