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Loebner Prize 2015

I just saw this on the AISB website - this year’s Loebner contest is on 19 September 2015. That’s all the info I can see at the moment.

It’s time to get the Uberbot ready smile


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* blows the dust off Mitsuku’s Loebner version *


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Only a very slight update on the site to say:

Rules, deadlines, and further details for the 2015 contest will be published shortly.


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I’m working on Nicole hoping that she fairs better this year that last.


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Deadline dates now online:

Each entry will be provided with a set of 20 questions in English in a similar format to previous competitions, with at least 2 Winograd style questions.


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The game is afoot (or did I say that last year!) Looks like they are still using the LPP, so it might be wise to add the registry key check to stop Windows cacheing the updates to the sub-folder names on a network drive. I’m fairly sure this is what caused the problems in November last year.


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I asked. I’m an AI programmer, not a network technician.

We believe we have found the cause - a setting where windows caches updates, which can be fixed by a registry change.


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Cant wait for talking to the winner smile
Maby they…. can mange time now.



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Submission details are up. The university’s Dropbox is again a convenient option.
I’m just using the Loebner Prize as an excuse to clean up my code every year, I’m not expecting to win unless they’ve increased the difficulty of the questions. I consider the Winograd questions a good sign though.


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Don’t forget that the closing date is this Wednesday 1st July. It’s probably too late to post an entry but the dropbox is open until 5pm on Wednesday.

Good luck to all who enter.


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I entered Arckon by the dropbox today, the whole 6Mb. Having to fake certain answers caused conflicts with my system so as usual I’ve had to disable some of the intelligent functions. Some others I left on despite sounding unnatural, just because the correct human answers would make my program look pretty lame.
I got the program up to an average of 85% score on old tests, but I think I should be lucky to scrape by 4th, seeing as how many entries got 80+ scores last year. Either way, this was a good debugging session, and I’ll be pleased if it does as well at the Winograd Schema questions as it should.

Good luck, people. Don’t wait till the last minute, or keep backups around if you do.


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OK, I am curious now, who entered this years competition?


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I know of me, Don Patrick and 3 people using AIML.


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I have entered a bot. Lisa.
New codebase, new personality.


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Hi Steve, have you done much to Mitsuku? I Wondered how everyone dealt with the Winograd issue. What techniques have people tried to answer this type of question?


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Well hey now, I don’t use AIML tongue rolleye
Glad to have you on board Merlin, I take it then that Lisa from last year was your entry too.
Semi-genuine techniques in my case.


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