IBM’s Project Debater vs Human: Who won the debate? Watch the Video

Must Read

Can Artificial Intelligence become the future of mass testing?

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With the country busy battling the coronavirus pandemic, mass testing has been the talk...

Urban working professionals hit hard by India lockdown: Survey

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Over eight in 10 urban working professionals in India claim the novel coronavirus has...

Amazon working on common cold cure: Report

San Francisco, March 8 (IANS) After disrupting the retail business, Amazon is set to find a cure for common...
Knowledge Stall Deskhttps://knowledgestall.com
At Knowledge Stall, we are going to quench the thirst of knowledge. We are going to try our level best in providing you the latest trending news about lifestyle, technology and other informative sectors

IBM's Project Debater Computer versus human debate: Who won the debate? Watch Video Think you are great at debating? Would you still win if it is Computer versus human debate? A project from IBM, a computer hardware company, suggests that computers are getting quite good at arguing and debating.

Harish Natarajan, 2016’s World Debating Championships grand finalist, on Monday faced off against IBM’s Project Debater, which according to the Hardware Company, is the first artificial intelligence system built to meaningfully debate humans.

- Advertisement -

While Natarajan ended up winning the contest, the event successfully demonstrated that the computer was capable of making increasingly complex arguments, CNN reports.

The AI project has been in the pipeline since 2012. It is designed to come up with logical, consistent and convincing speeches, while taking into consideration the argument presented by its human opponent.

IBM's Project Debater Computer versus human debate: Who won the debate? Watch Video The Computer versus human debate project can even generate its own arguments and rebuttal, and closing argument by using newspaper and magazine articles from its own database and also taking in the arguments of its human opponent. Another interesting element of this project is that it cannot copy arguments from sites like Wikipedia.

The topic of the debate, whether or not preschool should be subsidized, was not disclosed to the computer or Natarajan until 15 minutes before the debate was scheduled to start. AI system debated in favor of subsidized preschool.

As the debate started, each side was given 4 minutes to present their opening statements followed by a 4-minute rebuttal to the other party. As the debate concluded, both the participants gave a 2-minute closing argument.

To access the competition, the audience was asked to vote for one side or the other at the start of the debate, and again at the end of it.

Before the debate, 79 percent of the audience voted for subsidized preschool while 13 percent disagreed. By the end of the event, 62 percent of the audience agreed and 30 percent disagreed. Since the result was decided by which side gains the most percentage points, Natarajan ended up winning the debate.

While the votes were being calculated, Natarajan stated that he found it interesting that the IBM’s Project Debater could contextualize information and pull details from research
He asserted that a combination of this technology and human skills “could be incredibly powerful.”

According to the IBM, this technology can help in exploring problems that don’t necessarily have a single answer.

Watch the highlights of IBM’s Project Debater vs Harish Natrajan debate video –

Know More About IBM’s Project Debater

IBM’s Project Debater was developed at IBM’s lab in Haifa, Israel. The project was proposed by Noam Slonim in 2011 as the IBM Research next Grand Challenge, following Deep Blue and the victory of Watson in Jeopardy! It was exposed for the first time in a closed media event at June 18, 2018, in San Francisco, under the leadership of Ranit Aharonov and Slonim, both from the IBM Research lab in Haifa, Israel.

To develop IBM’s Project Debater, the research team had to endow the system with three AI capabilities:

  • Data-driven speech writing and delivery:  Project Debater is the first demonstration of a computer that can digest massive corpora, and given a short description of a controversial topic, write a well-structured speech, and deliver it with clarity and purpose, while even incorporating humor where appropriate.
  • Listening comprehension: the ability to identify the key concepts and claims hidden within long continuous spoken language.
  • Modeling human dilemmas: modeling the world of human controversy and dilemmas in a unique knowledge representation, enabling the system to suggest principled arguments as needed.

 

(Source: ANI)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

We succeeded in saving country from stage 3: Health Minister

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said we have saved India from going...

Dietary supplements important weapon for fighting off COVID-19

New York, April 25 (IANS) Supplements containing vitamins C and D and other micronutrients are a safe, effective and low-cost means of helping your...

Instagram launches in-app food delivery to support businesses

San Francisco, April 25 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo and video-sharing app Instagram has launched a new feature that allows food orders to be placed through...

India has so far gifted $5 million medical supplies to world to combat Covid-19

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) India has gifted USD 5 million worth of medicines and other Covid-19 related supplies to the world so far...

India needs to incentivise charger manufacturing: Top industry body

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Smartphone chargers and Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) are two mobile components that could help India achieve its manufacturing...

No exponential rise in Covid-19 cases in country: Health Ministry

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Centre said on Thursday that the rise in coronavirus cases in the country has been more or less...

Google will now verify all of its advertisers on its platforms

San Francisco, April 23 (IANS) To provide greater transparency and equip users with more information about who is advertising to them, Google on Thursday...

HP to provide free resources to students, educators in India

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) PC and printer major HP Inc. on Wednesday announced its partnership with educational content provider Gamooz in India to...

Can Facebook become Amazon of the world with Reliance Jio?

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Mark Zuckerberg-run Facebook has interestingly chosen India to begin its global ecommerce journey with investing $5.7 billion (approx. Rs...

More Articles Like This