1. OPENING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES: Monday 21 January 2008
2a. LAST POSTMARK DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES: Friday 23 May 2008
2b. CLOSING DATE Friday 30 May 2008
3. Who can compete?
This will be an ‘OPEN competition’- Turing Test to see which artificial conversational entity (ACE) can pass, AS CLOSE TO TURING's vision of the imitation game as he wrote of in his 1950 paper, given 5 MINUTES of questioning by each interrogator.
3.1 The competition is open to any individual or group, but no individual or group may be associated with more than one entry.
3.2 Entrants must affirm that they have intellectual rights to their entry and that it, and its components, comply with all artistic licenses.
3.3 Entrants younger than 18 years of age must accompany their submission with a written statement of permission by at least one parent or guardian
3.4 ACE may pretend to be of either gender.
For full Rules, see http://www.rdg.ac.uk/cirg/loebner/cirg-loebner-main.asp
Loebner 2008 Rules have also been posted on Robitron (Yahoo groups), comp.ai.nat-lang and comp.ai.philosophy .