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Posted - Mar 23 2012 :  03:36:57  Show Profile  Visit DaveMorton's Homepage
With Wendell Cowart's closing of the Chatterbox Challenge, we've lost one of the biggest and best chatbot contests that botmasters have been able to use as a means of testing their chatbots, to find ways to improve, or to gain "bragging rights", or simply to have a bit of friendly fun. This is a very sad thing, but not the end of the world. I intend to organize a new chatbot contest, and I want your aid, so that this new chatbot competition will be every bit as good, and every bit as fun, as the CBC has been.

So, first off, Iím putting out a ďcall to armsĒ, so to speak. I want to create an informal committee, made up of AI and chatbot enthusiasts and experts, to codify a set of goals and guidelines, and to discuss what the shape of a new chatbot contest should be. Iím looking for people to volunteer to spend at least a couple of hours per month, mostly in the form of participating in a ďForum Round TableĒ discussion, with some possible email correspondence, as well. If this is something youíre willing to help with (and you havenít already emailed me), then please let me know, either here, or by email.

I want to find out from everyone what the want to see in a chatbot contest. Tell me what you think worked about the CBC, and what didnít. I also want to hear suggestions, no matter how off the wall or wacky, for what you would like to see implemented. Letís all work toward making a great chatbot competition thatís challenging, interesting, and most of all, fun!

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Posted - Mar 27 2012 :  00:31:33  Show Profile  Visit vrossi's Homepage
Thank you Dave. I will surely find the time to help you in this project.

I invite all the other people reading our Forum, to go to

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Posted - Apr 02 2012 :  12:15:32  Show Profile
Dave says......I intend to organize a new chatbot contest,.....

If you are going to have a chatbot contest, rather than an ai contest, then 50% of the judges points should go to a pretty face with good quality lyp-synching and a few facial expressions.

that's a new direction.

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Posted - Apr 03 2012 :  00:45:21  Show Profile  Visit mikmoth's Homepage
That's a great idea I thnk. Or it could be a category award... Best looking bot, smartest bot, etc.
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