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Programmer wins £1,000 for most human creation

18 September 2006

Joan is just a few years old and very talkative - and now she is officially the world's most human computer program.

Yesterday the computer-generated character won the prestigious Loebner prize for artificial intelligence, earning £ 1,000 and a bronze medal for her British creator Rollo Carpenter. …

Judges at UCL held typed "conversations" with challengers as part of the quest for the unclaimed £50,000 Turing prize, reserved for the first program to fool judges into thinking it is a real person.

Bobbie Johnson, 'The Guardian'