Experience a live debate between the first AI system to debate humans on complex topics and top human debaters.

On Thursday, 21 November, a live debate took place at the historic Cambridge Union. This debate will featured two teams each paired with two humans and a special guest, IBM Project Debater, the first AI system that can debate with humans on complex topics. The teams debated the motion "AI will do more harm than good." Project Debater supplied the opening speech for both the pro and con arguments and then the humans took over the rebuttal and summary.

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Date

November 21, 2019

Location

University of Cambridge

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live debate

Experience a live debate between the first AI system to debate humans on complex topics, Project Debater, and a top human debater. During a twenty minute debate on a complex topic, Project Debater will digest massive texts, construct a well-structured speech, deliver it with clarity and purpose, and rebut its opponent. Join this session to learn more about the technology behind the system, witness the full live debate, ask questions to the scientists and vote on who was more persuasive, the AI or the human.

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Date

February 11, 2019

Location

San Francisco, California

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Moderator

Name

John Donvan

BIO

Four-time Emmy Award-winner and host of the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series.


Opponent

Name

Harish Natarajan

BIO

A grand finalist in the 2016 World Debating Championships, the world record holder for most debate competition victories and has attended three world championships, winning the European tournament in 2012.