IBM computer proves formidable against 2 human debaters
June 20, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An argumentative computer proved formidable against two human debaters as IBM gave its first public demonstration of new artificial intelligence technology it's been working on for more than five years.
The new skills show that computers are getting better at mastering human language and speech.
The computer made its case for government-subsidized space research by pulling in evidence from its huge internal repository of newspapers, journals and other sources. After delivering opening arguments, the computer listened to a professional human debater's counter-argument...