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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

FINAL CALL: BCS Machine Intelligence Competition 2011, 14th Dec 2011, UK

The Tenth British Computer Society Machine Intelligence Competition 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

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) 
Richard Ellis (Helyx)
and Dr. John Gordon (Director, AKRI)

The AI-2011 conference website is at