Each page had 15 minutes to prepare for the debate, after which they submitted a four-minute opening statement, a four-minute refutation, and a two-minute summary. The 100-man audience consisted of top debaters from Bay Area schools and more than a hundred journalists.
Miss Debater (formerly known as Project Debater) pulled arguments from her database with 1
The face-off was the latest event in the IBM's "Grand Challenge" series, in which humans competed against their intelligent machines. In 1996, the computer system struck against the chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov, although the Russian later accused the IBM team of fraud, which the company denies until today – some of his allegations were later withdrawn. In 2011, the Watson supercomputer beat two record winners of Jeopardy! .
In the run up to Monday's fight, Natarajan suggested that the debate could be a tougher battleground for AI than Go and Video Games. "However, debating is more complicated than any of the others for a machine, and in essence, a successful debate has three components," he wrote in a LinkedIn post.
"First, a debater must generate large amounts of information and construct relevant arguments Secondly: Debates involves [explaining] complicated arguments in a clear and structured way Thirdly, you must make those arguments important to the audience." This requires the careful use of language, Emotions, Rhetoric, and Examples While a machine might turn out to be outstanding in the first one, the latter two may be a challenge. "
But he also acknowledged that" there will soon be a point where the AI is at all three is better than humans. "Does that mean he would be a game for a rematch?