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Robot first for North West 05.09.13

AN international competition to find the world's most life-like robot is to take place in Ireland for the first time.
The Loebner Prize in Artificial Intelligence (AI) 2013 will be hosted by the University of Ulster's Magee Campus in Derry on September 14 in collaboration with UCD, DCU and other international colleges.
The global competition has been running for 22 years and has previously been held at venues including Carnegie Hall in New York and London's Science Museum.
Its primary aim is to find the best simulated conversation that can fool the judges into thinking it is human. The test was first posed in the 1950s by British mathematician, Alan Turing, who asked: "Can machines think?'"
The competition, boasting cash prizes as well as gold, silver and bronze medals, is sponsored by American philanthropist, Dr Hugh Loebner, who praised the University of Ulster's strides in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
“Ulster's research strengths in AI and new developments in the use of AI combined with creative arts and technologies in serious computer games, online learning and emotion modelling makes it an ideal host for Loebner Prize 2013," he said.
Professor Paul McKevitt of the UU’s Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) said the Magee campus was proud to host the event as part of the City of Culture’s CultureTECH Festival.
A webcast of the competition will be streamed live from the event by the University of Exeter's Computer Science Department.
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