<B>Talking with George</B><I>, March 8th, 2006</I>
<P><STRONG>A BCS East Anglia Prestige Event.</STRONG>
<P><I>Speakers: Rollo Carpenter of Icogno, and Tim Child of InterMediaLab</I>
<P>Featuring the first ever live public interview with GEORGE - an advanced cognitive Avatar, based on Rollo Carpenter's Turing Test contender - an Artificial Intelligence.
<P>George the chatbot has taken on form and substance in Norwich, where artists and programmers at the city's <A HREF=http://www.intermedialab.co.uk>InterMediaLab</A> have brought GEORGE to virtual life.
<P>The virtual George can hear and understand spoken questions from real people and reply in his own words. More, GEORGE is an AI with attitude, ranging from angry through curious to happy and even flirty!
<P><STRONG>7:30 pm, Wednesday 8th March 2006, buffet food from 8:30 pm.</STRONG>
<P><STRONG>Lecture Theatre 2, University of East Anglia, Norwich.</STRONG>
<BR>1. Eliza to George, via Alice - A short history of Chatbots - Rollo Carpenter
<BR>2. In live conversation with George - Tim Child
<BR>3. George takes questions from the floor - George</STRONG>
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