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Submissions and decisions

In Uncategorized on May 4, 2012 at 10:35 am

We have received a healthy number of submissions to the “Revisiting Turing and his Test: Comprehensiveness, Qualia, and the Real World” symposium. We are going through the review process. For some reason, review assignments and reviews on easychair were lost, so we had to go through the process afresh.  Luckily, many reviewers had their reviews saved so we are collating the reviews and speeding up the process. We hope to send decisions to authors by next week. Exciting and hard work is the symposium so far to summarise.


Revisiting Turing and his Test Submission Web Site

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm

The submission web site for Revisiting Turing and his Test symposium which is part of the AISB/IACAP world congress is now open:


Call for papers:


TCIT 2012 – Symposiums Merged for the Turing’s Centenary World Congress

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2011 at 3:19 pm

TCIT has ran over the last two years. For 2012, it will be part of the World Congress organized by AISB/IACAP to mark Alan Turning’s centenary. As it may be expected there were overlap between this symposium and 3 other symposiums. The decision was made to merge TCIT with two of these symposiums to give rise to:

Revisiting Turing and his Test: Comprehensiveness, Qualia, and the Real World

Please if you were planning to submit to TCIT, please submit now to the new symposium.

TCIT in the New Scientist

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm

For the last two years we have been running a Towards Comprehensive Intelligence Test (TCIT) symposium as part of the AISB annual convention. This symposium has captured the interest of many since it started. Now it has made it to the New Scientist.


Projects related to the TCIT has also benefited from the exposure and reported on:

Computing Machinery and the Individual: the Personal Turing Test

In Uncategorized on March 29, 2011 at 2:31 pm

This may be of interest:


Please feel free to comment and discuss the ideas.


In Uncategorized on January 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Interesting web site. From first impression it seems to relate to human/machine cross overs, and virtual agents: http://www.chatbots.org/.

I found out about it from its CEO founder: Erwin Van Lun, by email in response to our TCIT 2011 call for papers. I was wondering if anyone out there is using it or now more about it.

Visual Test

In Uncategorized on January 24, 2011 at 3:07 pm

One of the exciting proposals made is a test pioneered by a visual artist (Yaman Kayihan) to be presented at TCIT2011. The details are still to follow so please watch this space. Meanwhile here is some information as provided by his close friend Prof. Dr. Ugur Halici, Computer Vision and Intelligent systems Research Lab. Dept of EEE, Middle East Technical University.

“Yaman is a visual artist: http://www.formatd.net/yaman/kayihan.html In fact Yaman and I are the two founders of our visual arts group “>formatD”. Together with “formatD” members, we are making screenings, that you may get a brief idea at our web site: http://www.formatd.net/index.html As an extension to his visual series (#184 : http://www.formatd.net/yaman/SERGI184/index184.htm), Yaman prepared the visual test that I mentioned above, in which there are 20 visuals and it is asked which of them are created by computer and which of them are by man. You can reach this test from section #184 of his site or with a direct address of:  http://www.formatd.net/yaman/SERGI184/test/index-test.htm This page includes  information about the test and a downloadable Word file, so that possible participants of the test can send him their responses. Up to now 43 participants sent their forms  and brief results of his test is on the same page.”