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Man vs machine: Human triumphs over IBM's AI debating system

The tech giant's six-year-old artificial intelligence debating system, affectionately dubbed "Miss Debater," went head-to-head with one of the world's most decorated practitioners on Monday

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Ibm  |  Artificial Intelligence

Olivia Carville & Jeremy Kahn | Bloomberg 

International Business Machines (IBM) fell short in its latest attempt to prove machines can triumph over man. But it came close.

The tech giant’s six-year-old artificial intelligence debating system, affectionately dubbed “Miss Debater,” went head-to-head with one of the world’s most decorated practitioners on Monday. After a 25-minute rapid-fire exchange about pre-school subsidies — during which the female-voiced AI showed flashes of very homo sapien humour — the audience handed the victory to 31-year-old Harish Natarajan. The unorthodox contest marked ...

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 01:03 IST
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