International Lisp Conference to stage bot beauty contest

October 4, 2002 | Source: KurzweilAI

The Association of Lisp Users (ALU) has announced that the first annual ILC ChatterBot Beauty Contest will be held during the International Lisp Conference 2002 in San Francisco, October 27 to 31.

Bots competing in the event will be judged “not only on apparent intelligence but also on their artistic abilities, their personalities, their sense of humor, their imagination,” according to an ILU statement.

ALU has also extended the registration deadline for until Oct. 7. The conference focuses on Lisp and Functional Languages, Web Applications, Robotics and Bioinformatics.