The Eighth British Computer Society Machine Intelligence Competition
Wednesday December 16th 2009 at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, UK,
during the annual SGAI conference AI-2009
Closing Date for Entries: October 1st 2009
This is the eighth 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
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 £1,000 cash
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) [log in to unmask]
Richard Ellis [log in to unmask]
and Dr. John Gordon (Director, AKRI) [log in to unmask]
The AI-2009 conference website is at