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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

2nd CALL: BCS Machine Intelligence Competition 2011

The Tenth British Computer Society Machine Intelligence Competition 

Wednesday December 14th 2011 at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, UK, during the annual SGAI 
conference AI-2011 

Closing Date for Entries: October 1st 2011 

This is the tenth 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 required. 

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 

Further information is available at 

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

The AI-2011 conference website is at