Cambridge, 15th December 2010
A special version of the Cleverbot application has won the BCS Machine Intelligence Competition 2010, after taking part in a quick-fire Turing Test. Cleverbot was running with notably more power behind it than is possible for the online version, with 24 separate instances conferring on their answer. 10 volunteers talked for 2 minutes each using a plain text interface, and the whole of the event audience voted on 'how human' each conversation appeared to be. Cleverbot achieved an average rating of 42.1% human!