The fifth running of the Loebner Prize Contest, the 1995 Contest, was held Saturday, December 16, 1995 at :
The Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Ave (at 12th St.)
New York, NY 10003
This is the first year that the contest was unrestricted. Judges were not restricted in the questions that they asked the computers (or human confederates). At risk was the $100,000 Grand Prize. Human confederates were all members of the Salmagundi Club.
Notes on transcripts: Mr. Weintraub's and Dr. Whalen's programs interacted via serial ports with the communications program, and the trancripts were generated by the communications program. Judge 99 is a dummy used to establish serial communications. Mr. Garner's and Mr. Maymin's programs ran in stand-alone mode. Mr. Garner's program's trancript was generated by his program. Mr. Maymin's program failed, for unknown reasons, to generate a trancript file.
Judges for the 1995 Loebner Prize Contest were:
The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies and Dr. Loebner thank the following organizations for their gracious support of the 1995 contest.
The communications program for interaction between judges and confederates was programmed by Don Fricault