〜First Ever Live Computer-Human Debate: Who Won?〜

・demonstration ○;実演
・praise ○;称賛
・expressive △;表情豊かな
・outmart ×;知恵で負かす
・persuasive ×;説得力のある

・autonomous ×;自立した、自律性の


First Ever Live Computer-Human Debate: Who Won?

Since the 1950s, computers have been competing with humans to see whether man or machine is smarter.

In the latest demonstration of artificial intelligence or AI, a computer went up against humans in live, public debates.

The debates – held in San Francisco – provided a new example of how computers are getting better at thinking and sounding like humans.

The event was a demonstration of an AI system developed by major technology company IBM. It is called Project Debater.

The company picked possible subjects for discussion, but said neither the computer nor the humans knew the chosen subject before the debate. The discussions were set up in a similar way to most political debates.

In one debate, IBM’s computer battled Noa Ovadia, a former national debate champion for Israel.

The AI system pulled in evidence from its huge supply of information from newspapers, journals and other sources.

IBM reported that a majority of those who watched the debate said they believed Project Debater had improved their knowledge of the subject more than the human debater.

On the other hand, the human debater got praise for better communicating her ideas.

IBM’s vice president of AI research, Dario Gil, told the Associated Press this was not that surprising. He said humans are generally better at “using more expressive language, more original language.”

IBM officials say Project Debater is exploring new AI territory. It is designed not only to process large amounts of data in an effort to outsmart an opponent. It can also help people create persuasive arguments and make well-informed decisions.





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