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Can artificial intelligence

expand a human mind?

IBM Project Debater

Soon, it will.

The world is awash with information, misinformation, and superficial thinking. Project Debater pushes the frontiers of AI to facilitate intelligent debate so we can build well-informed arguments and make better decisions.

What is Project Debater?

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A system that brings

AI to the art of debate.

Project Debater is the first AI system that can debate humans on complex topics. Project Debater digests massive texts, constructs a well-structured speech on a given topic, delivers it with clarity and purpose, and rebuts its opponent. Eventually, Project Debater will help people reason by providing compelling, evidence-based arguments and limiting the influence of emotion, bias, or ambiguity.

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Why
now?

We’re in the age of

(mis) information overload.

The rise of one-sided and doctored narratives is challenging society and our platforms. Too often, we talk past one another. We need a smarter way. New developments in language and reasoning in AI can help shine a light in the darkness of distorted facts to provide diverse, well-informed viewpoints—both the pro and the con.

Text Categorization:

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AI can categorize text based on its content.

Basic Q&A:

Virtual assistants

AI can support short, command-based interactions using templated responses.

Open Questions:

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AI can respond to open-ended questions.

Free-Form Debate:

Project Debater

AI can meaningfully engage in full debates on complex topics.

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Text Categorization:

Email spam filters

AI can categorize text based on its content.

Basic Q&A:

Virtual assistants

AI can support short, command-based interactions using templated responses.

Open Questions:

Watson on Jeopardy!

AI can respond to open-ended questions.

Free-Form Debate:

Project Debater

AI can meaningfully engage in full debates on complex topics.

Learn the science

Mastering language∶

the next frontier in AI.

We are increasing AI’s comprehension capabilities as well as the narration capabilities of machine-generated language.

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Speech by Crowd

Project Debater - Speech by Crowd, a new and experimental cloud-based AI platform for crowd-sourcing decision support. Project Debater - Speech by Crowd uses AI to collect free-text arguments from large audiences on debatable topics and automatically construct persuasive viewpoints to support or contest the topic. After the AI analyzes the arguments for their polarity, strength and relevance to the topic, the results are displayed on this indicator scale.

Join an active debate

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Speech by Crowd debate results

Gambling should be banned. 

We should stop the development of autonomous cars. 

We should ban the sale of violent video games to minors.

Online Shopping brings more harm than good.

The debate is just beginning.

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