An anonymous reader writes: Last year Bruce Wilcox's chatbot Suzette won the Loebner's Turing Test competition by fooling a judge into thinking she was human. On October 19th his new chatbot Rosette won again (voted number one by all four judges) but not one of the computer-savvy judges out-for-blood was fooled. "Would it hurt if I stabbed you with a towel?"
So despite slowing down her 'typing speed' to a human pace, putting in some typos and using common spelling mistakes she still stood out as a computer.
The prize this year is $4,000 and a bronze medal – getting to the next level requires fooling two judges. That will take substantial progress. Try out Rosette at: labs.telltalegames.com/rosette