IBM AI wins debate against human champion

Checkmate – it’s a simple concept: the final decisive move that ends a game of chess with one winner and one loser – just like IBM’s Deep Blue which beat world champion Gary Kasparov in 1997. Not so debating: an altogether softer battle of wits, where the question of who won is far from straightforward – and arguably subjective. Which is much like the art of debating itself – lacking the easily-defined rules of the game of kings. All the more impressive, then, that IBM’s AI technology won, according to an audience vote, against a seasoned human debater at a San Francisco event on June 17…
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