Judging the Loebner Prize

I’m delighted to say that I’ll be attend­ing the Loebner Prize in Bletchley Park (home of WWII cryp­to­graph­ic efforts) as a judge. The prize is based on the fam­ous ‘Imitation Game’ sug­ges­ted by Alan Turing as an object­ive test of machine intel­li­gence. The idea is that a com­puter pro­gram com­mu­nic­ates with human judges via a text inter­face. The job of the pro­gram is to make its responses dif­fi­cult to dis­tin­guish from those of a human. I’ll let you know how I get on.

Author: Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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