Elbot Winner Of The Loebner Prize 2008!

We are happy to announce that Elbot won the prestigious Loebner Prize for Artificial Intelligence. The competition took place on October 12th, 2008.

Elbot is an internal project at Artificial Solutions that has been developed over the last 7 years. It is our most intelligent bot with an enormous knowledge base, and he is currently used for advanced testing and sets the basis for the personality module. If you want to have a chat with Elbot, you can visit him at http://www.elbot.com/.

Loebner is the only official competition that annually uses the Turing Test to prove Artificial Intelligence. Basically, it means that the judges have to distinguish the answers from a Bot from the ones of a human focusing on Natural Language Processing. This year Elbot managed to fool 3 out of 12 judges that he was human!

The Loebner Prize has existed since 1990 and is one of the most renowned competitions for Artificial Intelligence and Chat Assistants. It usually attracts more specialized media and bloggers – you will be able to find many pages if you search for Elbot + Loebner today – but this year it even got the attention of the BBC and other main stream media.

This prize is a great achievement and yet again shows Artificial Solutions┬┤ award winning technology.

Andy, who lives with his family in the UK, is Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at Artificial Solutions. A regular speaker at industry conferences and events, Andy delivers insight on the rise of AI, the challenges businesses face and the future of intelligent conversational applications.

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