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$100K Loebner Prize Turing Test This Sunday

Posted 11 Oct 2008 at 03:40 UTC (updated 11 Oct 2008 at 03:47 UTC) by The Swirling Brain Share This

The 18th annual Loebner Prize Turing contest will be held this Sunday at the University of Reading. The Loebner Prize is for $100k and a gold medal to the author of the winning computer program which can satisfy the Turing test. The Turning Test comes from Alan Turing and his notion of whether or not a computer's responses are indistinguishable from a human's responses. Turing generally wondered if a computer could actually think and came up with his ?artificial? intelligence test. Although the $100k prize has not been awarded yet, a bronze medal and $2k prize is given to the best AI contender each year. Six judges will question six computer programs behind computer screens for five minutes to try to determine if a human or a computer is behind the screen. If they can't tell that the responses come from a computer or human then the computer program has passed the Turing test. Although, many people aren't fooled by chat boxes or AIM bots, already they can be so powerful that some are easily fooled by them and even fall in love with them or are seduced by them to give up their private info.

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