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Intelligence Squared: Can AI Change Your Mind?


Harish Natarajan, who holds the world record for most debate competition victories, took on IBM Project Debater, the first AI system that can debate humans on complex topics, at a live debate at IBM Think 2019. (credit: Visually Attractive for IBM)

Intelligence Squared U.S. has debated Artificial Intelligence or AI before – the risks, the rewards, and whether it can change the world – but for the first time, it debates with AI.  

IBM Project Debater is the first AI system designed to debate humans on complex topics using a combination of pioneering research developed by IBM researchers, including: data-driven speechwriting and delivery, listening comprehension, and modeling human dilemmas.

Project Debater faces world-class debater Harish Natarajan, on a motion that was given to them fifteen minutes before the debate began: "We Should Subsidize Preschool". 

Will Project Debater change your mind?

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