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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   *** Note 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

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 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) max.bramer@port.ac.uk and
Dr. John Gordon (Director, AKRI) john@akri.org.

The AI-2007 conference website is at