richard wallace of san francisco has been working on since 1995; a.l.i.c.e. the loebner prize contest is run by the cambridge center for behavioral studies, the recipient of loebner's prize-money donation.
each contest can award three medals (actual medals are given): bronze and us,000 is given for the most human-like entry; silver and ,000 is given for a text-based program that half the judges think is human; gold and 0,000 goes to a speech-based system that fools half the judges.
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) that I wrote in early 1987, in the 2nd year of my undergraduate degree at University College Dublin, Ireland.
no silver medals have ever been awarded, and whenever a gold medal is finally awarded the contest will end.
the contest consists of judges conducting typed “conversations” with the contestant programs and two humans (there used to be four) to try to figure out who the humans are, then giving scores from 1 to 25. thrashed her (she is a “female entity”–her words) 7 competitors (authored by computer professionals, students, self-taught programmers, chemical engineers, etc.) this year, and one judge even said she was “the second-most human talker in the event,” putting her above one of the actual humans. wallace has an excellent website all about a.l.i.c.e.
"his programme induced a dialogue more human than any other I've seen" - Turing's biographer Andrew Hodges (author of Alan Turing: the Enigma) in "The Turing Test in practice".
"one of the funniest experiments ever performed in computer science ..