Competition Results! Announced May 18th, 2016
AlgoRhythms Competition Results
Number of Completed Entries: 8
First Prize (joint): Jaume Parera and Pritish Chandna (Music Technology Group, Upf, Barcelona, Spain) - DJ Codo Nudo, 39% of audience voted set as "Human": $2000
First Prize (joint): CJ Carr and Zack Zukowski (Medford, MA, USA) - DadaBots - Jungle Bot, 38% of audience voted set as "Human": $2000
Second Prize:Gerard Roma (Surrey, UK), Dub Life, 28% of audience voted set as "Human": $1000
Two evaluation rounds:
- On-line listening poll: Human vs. Algorithm?
- Live SMS voting by 100+ audience members at DJ2RNGT3ST dance party
There were three Human DJs and three Algorithm Finalists - all hidden from view while audience danced and voted to 10 mins of music from each. We counted the votes: Human versus Algorithm. Winning the turing test would mean 50% or more votes for Human. One of the algorithms achieved this in the on-line vote. After the dance party, overall, two algorithms achieved about 40% Human votes, and they were highly sophisticated technical achievements, using cutting-edge methods in music information research (MIR), so they were given joint first place.
Try it for yourself, take the on-line poll: On-line listening poll: Human vs. Algorithm?
DigiLit Competition Results
Number of completed entries: 3
First prize: no first prize awarded.
Second prize:Judy Malloy: second prize for her algorithm, which creates variations on a story called “Another Party in Woodside”, each constructed by randomly arranging pre-written sentences into paragraphs; $1000.
- David Cope – Algorithmic music pioneer
- Lynn Neary - NPR Correspondent
- David Krakauer - President of The Santa Fe Institute
Each judge received 11 short stories – 8 “human generated” and 3 “machine generated” (one from each of the two machines)
“Passing the Turing Test” – means a given algorithm (machine having a majority of the judges rating its entries as “human”
Results: No machine won, but one submission generated by Toksu and Ibrahim on the seed “thesaurus” “fooled” one of the judges!
PoetiX Competition Results
Number of completed entries: 2
First Prize: Marjan Ghazvini Nejad, Xing shi, Yejin Choi, and Kevin Knight (USC/ISI, USA) extraordinary programming effort that is a marriage of multiple AI techniques: $3000. See an example poem...
Second Prize: Andrea Gagliano, Emily Paul, Kyle Booten, and Marti Hearst. (UC Berkeley, USA) "Pythonic Poet": $1000
- Luke Menand – Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New Yorker contributor
- Robert Siegel - NPR Correspondent
- Ray Monk - Award-winning biographer and philosopher
Each judge received 10 sonnets – 6 “human generated” and 4 “machine generated” (two from each of the two machines)
"Passing the Turing Test” – means a given algorithm (machine having a majority of the judges rating its entries as “human”
Results: All judges had perfect scores – so all machines were identified.
Master of Ceremonies for Awards on May 18th
Joe Palca (NPR: Correspondent, Science Desk)
The competition has been covered by National Public Radio (NPR), the Associated Press (AP), the Washington Post, and others. See the Web site for press coverage and for further details of the competitions' rules and their evaluation methods. Thank you once again for your interest in the Turing tests, we hope to see you again next year for another set of competitions for computer-generated art works.
The Neukom Institute Turing Tests in the Creative Arts team,