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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: BCS Machine Intelligence Competition 2010

The Ninth British Computer Society Machine Intelligence Competition 

Wednesday December 15th 2010 at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, UK, 
during the annual SGAI conference AI-2010 

Closing Date for Entries: October 1st 2010 

This is the ninth in an annual series of competitions for live 
demonstrations of 'Progress Towards Machine Intelligence' organized 
by the British Computer Society Specialist Group on Artificial 
Intelligence (SGAI) in association with AKRI Ltd. 

The demonstration can be of either software (e.g. a question- 
answering system or a speech recognition system) or hardware (e.g. a 
mobile robot). 

This competition will put on show real systems demonstrated live. It 
is hoped that the competition and the competitors, over several 
years, will provide a new interest and visible improvements in the 
development of machine intelligence. 

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee and conference registration is not 

Prize: A permanent trophy awarded for one year plus a cash prize. 

Format: The prize will be awarded on the basis of a 10-15 minute live 

demonstration (not a paper or a technical description). The prize 
will be awarded to the demonstration that in the opinion of the 
judges best demonstrates 'progress towards an intelligent machine'. 

Judges: All registered delegates at the conference will be eligible 
to vote in a secret ballot. 

Eligibility: The competition is open to all. A maximum of 5 entries 
will be presented. To control numbers, these will be selected by the 
organizers on the basis of information provided by the entrants. 

Further information is available at 

or by email from the organizers 
Prof. Max Bramer (Chairman, SGAI) 
Dr. John Gordon (Director, AKRI) 
Richard Ellis (Helyx)

The AI-2010 conference website is at