Hugh Gene Loebner

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The AISB were sad to learn last week of the passing of philanthropist and inventor Hugh Gene Loebner PhD, who died peacefully in his home in New York at the age of 74.  Hugh was founder and sponsor of The Loebner Prize, an annual embodiment of the Turing Test attracting entries from all over the world.  Since 2014 the contest has been run under the auspices of the AISB who will continue to run the contest annually in accordance with Hugh’s wishes.  Our thoughts are with Hugh’s family and friends at this difficult time.

 

12 December 2016