BCS Machine Intelligence Competition

Note added May 22nd 2020: Because of the current CoronaVirus crisis it has been decided to cancel this year's MI competition. (Real AI 2020 will go ahead.) The 2021 MI competition will be run as part of next year's Real AI on Friday October 1st 2021.

Note added March 25th 2021. Regrettably it has been decided to postpone the MI competition for a further year until October 2022 because of the ongoing Covid pandemic.

CONGRATULATIONS to Juan Carlos Augusto from Middlesex University and his team for winning the 2019 BCS prize for Progress Towards Machine Intelligence with their entry 'Smart Environments Architecture (SEArch)'. This work is the result of the insights gained through several projects deploying sensing technology complementing more traditional computing systems to assist humans in practical situations. The emphasis of the presentation was on its use to train and run a Smart Home system which is part of one of the labs at the Hendon Campus of Middlesex University. Competitors  Photographs

The fifteenth BCS Machine Intelligence competition for live demonstrations of applications that show 'progress towards machine intelligence' will be held on October 2nd 2020 at the BCS London Office, 25 Copthall Avenue, Ground Floor, London EC2R 7DN. Nearest underground stations: Moorgate and Liverpool Street. https://www.25copthall.com/location/

The winner will receive a cash prize of £500 plus a trophy.

The competition is organised by the British Computer Society Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence (SGAI) and this time will form part of the Group's one-day event Real AI 2020.

The prize will be awarded on the basis of a 10-15 minute live demonstration (not a paper, not a technical description). The demonstration can be of either software (e.g. a question-answering system or a speech recognition system) or hardware (e.g. a mobile robot).

Full details of the competition appear on the Information Page.

Attendance and Fees

Attendance at the event is included in the registration fee for Real AI 2020. Real AI 2020 registration information will be placed here as soon as it becomes available.

All those attending will be eligible to vote for the winning entry.

Information for Competitors

You can enter using the online form. There is no entry fee but competitors will be asked to meet their own costs. The closing date is SUNDAY JUNE 28th 2020. However early entry is strongly advised.