December 2020: NeurIPS Human vs. Computer Online Invitational

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December 2020: NeurIPS Human vs. Computer Online Invitational

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A few years ago, we hosted a competition between human and machine teams, and we're looking to do it again this year (with support from Google). This Medium posts explains the competition a little bit more than the official announcement (which is linked):
https://medium.com/@alexmoltzau/a-googl ... c0070015be

The part I'm working on is trying to find a strong human team to take on the computer teams. You'll need to be close to some Google office for the actual competition in December (we have a full list of possible locations in the form).

If you're interested in competing, please fill out this form, and we'll be in touch with invitations!
https://go.umd.edu/2020hcqa
(More information about dates and requirements at link)

Best,

Jordan
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Re: December 2020: NeurIPS Human vs. Computer Online Invitational

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ezubaric wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:08 pm
A few years ago, we hosted a competition between human and machine teams, and we're looking to do it again this year (with support from Google). This Medium posts explains the competition a little bit more than the official announcement (which is linked):
https://medium.com/@alexmoltzau/a-googl ... c0070015be

The part I'm working on is trying to find a strong human team to take on the computer teams. You'll need to be close to some Google office for the actual competition in December (we have a full list of possible locations in the form).

If you're interested in competing, please fill out this form, and we'll be in touch with invitations!
https://go.umd.edu/2020hcqa
(More information about dates and requirements at link)

Best,

Jordan
To be clear, this will be a competition on questions like the "Natural Question Train Set Examples" at https://ai.google.com/research/NaturalQ ... atabrowser and not quizbowl questions per se? i.e. you'll be asking questions like "what is the story behind 5 nights at freddy's?"
Mike Bentley
VP of Editing, Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence
Adviser, Quizbowl Team at University of Washington
University of Maryland, Class of 2008

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Re: December 2020: NeurIPS Human vs. Computer Online Invitational

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This will be questions in the style of Natural Questions, indeed, rather than normal quiz bowl questions. But because the quality of questions is non-uniform, we'll make sure that the questions we select are interesting and of the sort that quiz bowlers would appreciate (e.g., more like interesting bonus parts).
Jordan Boyd-Graber
UMD (College Park, MD), Faculty Advisor 2018-present
UC Boulder, Founder / Faculty Advisor 2014-2017
UMD (College Park, MD), Faculty Advisor 2010-2014
Princeton, Player 2004-2009
Caltech (Pasadena, CA), Player / President 2000-2004
Ark Math & Science (Hot Springs, AR), Player 1998-2000
Monticello High School, Player 1997-1998

Human-Computer Question Answering:
http://qanta.org/

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