[spectre] AISB SYMPOSIUM ON THE TURING TEST
m.bishop at gold.ac.uk
Wed Oct 1 18:20:05 CEST 2008
AISB SYMPOSIUM ON THE TURING TEST
- Sunday, 12th October 2008
Palmer Building, University of Reading, UK, Berkshire.
Speakers:: Baroness Susan Greenfield; Prof. Selmer Bringsjord; Dr.
Michael Wheeler; Dr. Andrew Hodges; Prof. Luciano Floridi; Prof.
Margaret Boden (OBE) and Prof. Owen Holland.
To coincide with the 2008 Loebner prize to be held at the University
of Reading on the 12th October, the AISB has elected to sponsor a one
day invited-speaker symposium to present an alternative, formal,
academic critique of issues around the Turing Test.
The day will commence with talks from three eminent speakers offering
a personal context to - and outlining their perspective on - the
Turing Test. These presentations are to be followed in the afternoon
session by four specialist speakers addressing specific issues related
to the Turing Test (e.g. definitional; adequacy; tests in other
modalities; technical/computational issues). The day will end with a
short round-table discussion of some of the issues raised during the
Regarding the prospect of a machine passing the Turing Test, Kevin
Warwick (Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading) has
recently stated that, "I believe machines are getting extremely close
- it would be tremendously exciting if such a world first occurred in
the UK, in Reading University in 2008. This is a real possibility".
To reserve a place please send a cheque made payable to AISB for £25
(public); £20 (AISB); £10 (student/OAP): £10 to Dr. Mark Bishop,
Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, New Cross, London. SE14 6NW.
email: m.bishop at gold.ac.uk
Dr. J.M. Bishop,
- Reader in Computing,
Goldsmiths, University of London,
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