The 2K BotPrize Contest is a competition for video game bot programmers, based on the Turing Test.
The aim of the contest is to see if a computer game playing bot can play like a human. In the contest, bots try to convince a panel of expert judges that they are actually human players.
Computers are superbly fast and accurate at playing games, but can they be programmed to be more fun to play - to play like you and me? People like to play against opponents who are like themselves - opponents with personality, who can surprise, who sometimes make mistakes, yet don’t blindly make the same mistakes over and over. Can a computer be programmed to seem to have personality, fallibility and cunning?
The contest is sponsored by games developer 2K Australia.
For more details, see botprize.org.