Tuesday, 29 May 2012

25 Days to 100th anniversary of Alan Turing's birth!

25 days to Turing100 at Bletchley Park and Reading University's Turing test contest on Saturday 23 June 2012

See this and this page for more information on the event.

The AIs competing for The Colonnade Hotel London - birthplace of Alan Turing, 'Winning Machine' trophy  are from five elite developers:

Rollo Carpenter
Robby Garner
Robert Medeksza
Fred Roberts
Vladimir Veselov & team

Five child Turing test judge (age 10-17) slots available with a Raspberry Pi computer for the best child judge.

Contact Turing100atBletchleyPark@gmail.com for more information.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

One month to biggest Turing Test contest this century!

[Photograph of Alan Turing statue at University of Surrey, courtesy of Adrian Ogden, School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading]

Over 150 Turing tests, 30 judges and 5 elite developers' machines assembled as part of the international Alan Turing centenary celebrations in the University of Reading's Turing test contest (granted London 2012 Inspire Mark for Education) on Turing's 100th birthday: Saturday 23 June 2012 in the Billiard Room at Bletchley Park

Awards will be made at the end of the contest:
Winning Machine trophy from Turing’s birthplace, The Colonnade Hotel London
Best adult judge prize awarded by Reading University
Best child judge (10 - 17) will receive a  Raspberry Pi computer

Other activities for visitors include taking the visual Turing test, and  a computer themed infolab in the Drawing Room of the mansion:

  • Price Waterhouse Coopers – Cybercrime, Threats and Vulnerabilities Management UK 
  • YOUSRC – a great starting point for children to have fun learning computer programming 
  • Raspberry Pi - the inexpensive and programmable computer aimed at children 
  • Artificial Solutions – Virtual Assistants, Making Technology Think 
  • Daden Ltd. – Virtual Worlds and Chatbot-based Solutions
  • Elzware Conversation Systems – Where Humanity Meets Technology 
  • Women In Technology – Information portal for female technologists

If you are a school you can take part in London2012’s official education programme, Get Set. Find out more here: http://getset.london2012.com/en/home

Get started and play with YouSRC here: http://www.yousrc.com/index.asp?LEFTBUT=FIRST

Learn about Women in Technology here: http://www.womenintechnology.co.uk/about-us

Want to know how PwC is leading the way in information and cyber security? See here: http://www.pwc.co.uk/sustainability-climate-change/issues/sustainable-information-security.jhtml

Talk to chatbots here: 

Abi virtual receptionist from Daden: http://www.daden-dev.co.uk/beta/chatbot/abi_3d.html
Sol from Artificial Solutions: http://www.artificial-solutions.com/
Get to know Teachbot from Elzware: http://www.teachbot.net/

Contact: Turing100atBletchleyPark@gmail.com

Turing's birthplace, The Colonnade Hotel London, to award 'Winning Machine' trophy

The Colonnade Hotel London,  birthplace of Alan Turing, awarding 'Winning Machine' trophy for The University of Reading Turing test contest at Bletchley Park on  Turing's 100th birthday: Saturday 23 June 2012.

Other awards for correct identification of all machines and all humans:

Best Adult Judge - award from University of Reading
Best Child Judge - Raspberry Pi computer

Few slots for judges and hidden-humans remain, contact Turing100atBletchleyPark@gmail.com

Thursday, 3 May 2012

University of Reading Announces Machines in Turing Test contest on Alan Turing's 100th birthday: 23 June 2012

The accomplished developers lined up to compete in the University of Reading's Turing test contest are named in press release of London 2012 Inspire Mark for Education award:

Rollo Carpenter
Robby Garner 
Robert Medeksza 
Fred Roberts
Vladimir Veselov's team

For more information about the event at Bletchley Park on Saturday 23 June 2012, and how to get involved contact Turing100atBletchleyPark[at]gmail[dot]com .

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