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Newsgroups: comp.ai,comp.ai.philosophy
From: minsky@media.mit.edu (Marvin Minsky)
Subject: Annual Minsky Loebner Prize Revocation Prize 1995 Announcement
Message-ID: < 1995Mar3.013519.15748@news.media.mit.edu>
Organization: MIT Media Laboratory
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 1995 01:35:19 GMT
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In article < 3j56jv$opq@hopper.acm.org> loebner@ACM.ORG writes:
>=========================================================
> LOEBNER PRIZE COMPETITION IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
> ANNOUNCEMENT OF, AND APPLICATION INFORMATION FOR,
> THE 1995 PRIZE COMPETITION
>=========================================================

And, after many screensfull of boring stuff, he adds:

>17. The names "Loebner Prize" and "Loebner Prize Competition" may be used by
>contestants in advertising only by advance written permissionof the Cambridge
>Center, and their use may be subjecttoapplicableicensingfees. Advertising is
>subjecttoapprovalbyrepresentativesoftheLoebner Prize Competition. Improper or
>misleading advertising may result in revocationoftheprizeand/or other actions.

[Some words concatenated to enforce the 80-character line length
convention.]

I do hope that someone will volunteer to violate this proscription so
that Mr. Loebner will indeed revoke his stupid prize, save himself
some money, and spare us the horror of this obnoxious and unproductive
annual publicity campaign.

In fact, I hereby offer the [dollar sign]100.00 Minsky prize to the first person
who gets Loebner to do this. I will explain the details of the rules
for the new prize as soon as it is awarded, except that, in the
meantime, anyone is free to use the name "Minsky Loebner Prize
Revocation Prize" in any advertising they like, without any licensing
fee.




From: loebner@ACM.ORG (Hugh Loebner)
Newsgroups: comp.ai
Subject: Minsky Co-sponsor of Loebner Prize!
Date: 8 Mar 1995 16:48:36 GMT
Organization: ACM Network Services
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Message-ID: < 3jkn54$pv0@hopper.acm.org>

In Message ID < 1995Mar3.013519.15748@news.media.mit.edu> Minsky writes:

>In article < 3j56jv$opq@hopper.acm.org> loebner@ACM.ORG writes
....
>>17.The names "Loebner Prize" and "Loebner Prize Competition" may be used by
>>contestants in advertising only by advance written permissionof the Cambridge
>>Center, and their use may be subjecttoapplicableicensingfees. Advertising is
>>subjecttoapprovalbyrepresentativesoftheLoebner Prize Competition.Improper or
>>misleading advertising may result in revocationoftheprizeand/or other actions.

>[Some words concatenated to enforce the 80-character line length
>convention.]

>I do hope that someone will volunteer to violate this proscription so
>that Mr. Loebner will indeed revoke his stupid prize, save himself
>some money, and spare us the horror of this obnoxious and unproductive
>annual publicity campaign.

>In fact, I hereby offer the [dollar sign]100.00 Minsky prize to the first person
>who gets Loebner to do this. I will explain the details of the rules
>for the new prize as soon as it is awarded, except that, in the
>meantime, anyone is free to use the name "Minsky Loebner Prize
>Revocation Prize" in any advertising they like, without any licensing
>fee.

1. Marvin Minsky will pay [dollar sign] 100.00 to anyone who gets me to
"revoke" the "stupid" Loebner Prize.
2.  "Revoke" the prize means "discontinue" the prize.

3. After the Grand Prize is won, the contest will be
discontinued.

4. The Grand Prize winner will "get" me to discontinue the
Prize.

5. The Grand Prize winner will satisfy The Minsky Prize criterion.

6. Minsky will be morally obligated to pay the Grand Prize
Winner [dollar sign]100.00 for getting me to discontinue the contest.

7. Minsky is an honorable man.

8. Minsky will pay the Grand Prize Winner [dollar sign]100.00




























































































9.  Def:  "Co-sponsor": Anyone who contributes or promises to




























































































contribute a monetary prize to the Grand Prize winner .

10. Marvin Minskey is a co-sponsor of the 1995 Loebner Prize
Contest.
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BTW

The language that Minsky finds so offensive was added
by the Prize Committee because of a possible mis-representation
regarding the contest made by an annual prize winner.

No fees have been requested of any winner, nor do I anticipate
of any fees ever being requested. Rule 17 merely protects the
Loebner Prize from misrepresentation in advertising.