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Intelligence Squared: Can AI Change Your Mind?

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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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