On February 11th, 2019, IBM Project Debater faced its highest caliber debate opponent yet – a European world champ.

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.

Read blog


Logistics

Date

February 11, 2019

Location

San Francisco, California

Where to watch

Watch replay


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.