As a continuing work,IBM eventually hopes to introduce a system that allows people to participate in "unbiased debate".
Imagine that if AI could help make decisions without prejudice or objection, it would obviously become a world-class top debater.
In other words, Project Debater does not seek specific factual arguments (but embraces as many different viewpoints as possible) in order to fabricate arguments that support or oppose a particular topic.
IBM hopes to use this technology to promote technology development in this field.At this Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019), IBM demonstrated Project Debater AI with the example of "Should We Promote Vegetarianism?"
Speech By Crowd has a broad application prospects, ranging from training the campus debate team to preparing the case argument, which can be completed with the help of AI.
In an interview with foreign media TNW, Dr. Talia Gershon of IBM Research Institute said that they would hold a live debate competition in June this year, hoping to see the reaction of people when they first saw the technological progress.
The team for this debate will be limited to 50 people, but IBM has shown a larger demonstration with hundreds of people on CES. Based on the arguments put forward by everyone, the system will combine them into a more powerful narrative.
I was amazed at the persuasiveness of the speech, which was made up entirely of ideas gathered from people around the world, and based on the discussion at the booth, I knew I wasn't the only one.
IBM Project Debater - Speech by Crowd (Via)
When IBM announced Project Debater last year, people thought it was a good idea. But there are also objections that such debates are unfair.
After all, machines rely on pure rational thinking and logic, like Spock in Star Trek, to suppress their emotions. The reason why human beings are different from machines is precisely because of the existence of Captain Kirk.