Last Sunday, Loebner prize contest, the first instantiation of the Turing test, was held at Reading University, UK under the direction of Professor Kevin Warwick. What’s this all about? The challenge is to test whether a machine can imitiate human behavior, including their errors and their limited capacity to perform certain tasks.
To know more about the Turing test, the Loebner prize, and the challenges that AI is currently facing, listen to the interview here, where Giovanni Pazienza and Albert Orriols discuss about the contest and the research in the GRSI group.
Albert Fornells won the best thesis award for the thesis entitled “Marc integrador de les capacitats de Soft-Computing i de Knowledge Discovery dels Mapes Autoorganitzatius en el Raonament Basat en Casos”. The thesis presents a soft computing framework based on a case-based reasoning approach which integrates several soft computing mechanisms for prototype extraction and memory maintenance.
Many congrats Albert!