Loebner Prize Contest 2003 'Can machines think?' - Alan Turing, 1950

Times and Places


The Contest was held in the Continuing Education Centre, on the University of Surrey's campus.

The University of Surrey is situated on the outskirts of Guildford, Surrey, U.K., and is excellently situated for travel. It is about 40 minutes by train from London, and about an hour by road from both Heathrow and Gatwick international airports. It is just off the A3 trunk road, ten minutes from the M25 London orbital motorway. Guildford has local hotels, motels and guest houses in all price ranges.

Details of how to reach the University, public transport links, maps of the campus, etc can be found here.


10 January 2003

Announcement of Contest date and venue

31 March 2003

Revision of Contest rules etc

1 April 2003

Official call for entries

30 June 2003

Close of entries

1–31 July 2003

Preliminary round of judging

15 August 2003 (latest)

Finalists and reserves announced

15 September 2003 (latest)

Software installed; testing commences

10 October 2003

Final updates to entries

18 October 2003

Morning: Colloquium Bots Mean Business
Afternoon: Loebner Prize Contest