Loebner Prize Winner in '97 & '09 and author of 50 books
David Levy studied at St. Andrews University, and then taught programming at Glasgow University before taking up chess professionally for ten years. He was twice Scottish Champion, and was awarded the International Master title by the World Chess Federation in 1969.
David’s interest in Artificial Intelligence began with computer chess. In 1968 he started a bet, which he won, with four A.I. professors, that he would not lose a chess match against a computer program within ten years. His A.I. activities spread into human-computer conversation, a field in which he won the prestigious Loebner Prize competition in 1997 and again in 2009. His PhD thesis at the University of Maastricht, Intimate Relationships with Artificial Partners, was an academic version of his fiftieth book, Love and Sex with Robots.
David is the Chairman of Retro Computers Ltd, which produces the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega games console. http://www.zxvega.co.uk/who_are_we he is also part of the team behind //everychildcancode.org/
David’s hobbies include classical music and playing hi-lo poker. He lives in London with his wife Christine and their cat.
My latest project can be found here