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AISB event Bulletin Item

Machine Intelligence Competition 2007: Final Call

The Sixth British Computer Society Machine Intelligence Competition 

Tuesday December 11th 2007 at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, UK, during  
the annual SGAI conference AI-2007 

Closing Date for Entries: October 22nd 2007   *** Extended deadline***

This is the sixth 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 competition is sponsored by Electrolux Group. 

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 required. 

Prize: A permanent trophy awarded for one year plus a 1,000 cash prize,  
sponsored by Electrolux. 

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) and  
Dr. John Gordon (Director, AKRI) 

The AI-2007 conference website is at