Announcing October 2013 Turing Test Tournament Winner

19 Nov, 2013

Announcing October 2013 Turing Test Tournament Winner

The Berkeley Center for New Media and On the Same Page program proudly recognize the Berkeley Indonesian Student Association (BISA) as the winner of the October Turing Test Tournament! Every month, BCNM and OTSP recognize a Turing Test Tournament player with the highest leaderboard score and award the player's designated UC Berkeley student organization with a monetary prize. BISA members have been playing collectively and will put their prize money of $1,000 towards their society graduation banquet. The next prize of $500 will be awarded January 25th, with new prizes of $250 presented every two weeks thereafter.

The Turing Test Tournament is a new online chat game for UC Berkeley’s incoming class of 2013 co-developed by BCNM professor and new media artist Greg Niemeyer and a team of BCNM graduate and undergraduate artists, humanists, and technologists. Launched in August 2013, the Turing Test Tournament is the UC Berkeley chat-based version of Alan Turing's famous test for machine intelligence. The Turing Test Tournament was developed for UC Berkeley’s On the Same Page Program in partnership with the Berkeley Center for New Media. Inspired by On the Same Page Program's selected reading of Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe by science historian George Dyson, the Turing Test Tournament provides an interactive engagement with the strange and fascinating history of the digital electronic computer.

Fostering interaction and performance, thousands of Berkeley students, faculty, and staff are able to engage with the Turing Test Tournament in an online contest. Players try to figure out human from machine through chat-based competition and determine how convincingly a role is performed. While created for the incoming class of 2013, anyone with an address can play the Turing Test Tournament. The game is in beta and new versions and levels are currently being developed.


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