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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

BCS Machine Intelligence Competition moves to London in October 2012

The Tenth British Computer Society Machine Intelligence Competition 

Friday October 5th 2012 at BCS London Office (near Covent Garden).
This is a free event open to all (registration required).

Closing Date for Entries: Friday July 27th 2012 

This is the tenth in a series of competitions for live demonstrations of applications that show 
'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. 

Prize: A permanent trophy awarded for one year plus a 500 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 those attending the competition 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)