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Loebner Prize

Sat, 16 Sep 2017
From 09:30 to 16:00
Can judges be fooled into thinking a computer is human?

Join us for an exciting day at Bletchley Park as we host the annual Loebner Prize competition. This special event is organised by The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB), who have taken over the running of the competition. The competition is modelled around Alan Turing’s famous test which suggests that a thinking computers responses would, in conversation, be able to convince the panel of judges that it is human.

A Silver Medal and prize of $25,000 is offered to any programme that can fool a majority of judges in a contest based on text only conversations.

Each year the competition attracts entries on the cutting edge of scientific research, all attempting to meet the challenge set out by Turing in his ground breaking 1950 paper. The AISB aim to carry on the work started by Loebner and further popularise the competition, and drive research into Artificial Intelligence and fire up the public imagination!

For further information please contact the Loebner Prize Committee on [email protected]


Visitors are welcome to come in and see what’s going on any time during the day, the AISB are hoping to have demos and activities on offer.

The competition runs from 13:30 until 15:30, with winners announced at 16:00.