Chat program scoops the prize for being almost human

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

On Sunday, the computer-generated character scooped the prestigious Loebner Prize for artificial intelligence, seeing off some of the world's most hi-tech creations in the process.

Joan's maker, the British entrepreneur Rollo Carpenter, emerged victorious after a day of intense competition as a quartet of software experts attempted to pass the famous "Turing Test" and scoop a purse of $100,000 in the process.

Category : Articles
Year : 2006
Submitted : 6th, August 2008