Loebner Prize Contest 2003 This year's Loebner Prize Contest will be held at the University of Surrey UK on the afternoon of Saturday 18th October 2003. This Contest, sponsored by Dr Hugh Loebner, has been running annually since 1990. It is based on Turing's 1950 paper, "Computing Machinery and Intelligence", which considered the question "Can machines think?". Entries for this year's Contest close on 30 June. Attendance is open to all and free of charge. For more information, see http://www.surrey.ac.uk/dwrc/loebner/ The Contest has been arranged at the end of two days of events (also open to all and free of charge). The timetable is as follows. - On Friday 17th October, there will be a workshop - "Let's Talk" focusing on the human and social aspects of natural language interfaces. It will be multi-disciplinary, bringing together researchers from a wide area of expertise: as well as those from HCI, psychology, and computing, contributors are expected from sociology, economics, anthropology, science and technology studies, and innovation studies. For the call for papers and registration form, please see: www.surrey.ac.uk/dwrc - In the morning of Saturday 18th October, there will be a workshop and panel discussion - Bots mean Business - with invited speakers for a business audience: see http://www.surrey.ac.uk/dwrc/loebner/bots4biz.html - And finally, in the afternoon of Saturday 18th October, the Loebner Prize Contest will be held.