ELSC Seminar: March 19th, 2019

ELSC cordially invites you to the lecture given by:


Dr. Ranit Aharonov & Dr. Noam Slonim



On the topic of:

“Project Debater - How Persuasive can a Computer Be?”


Project Debater is the first AI system developed to compete in a full-live debate with a human debater. The project, an IBM Grand Challenge, is designed to build coherent, convincing speeches on its own, as well as provide rebuttals to the opponent's main arguments. In February 2019, Project Debater competed against Harish Natarajan, who holds the world record for most debate victories, in an event held in San Francisco and broadcasted live world-wide. In this talk we will tell the story of Project Debater, from conception to a climatic final event, describe its underlying technology, and discuss how it can be leveraged for advancing decision making and critical thinking.