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7152: Pushing the Frontiers of AI: Project Debater

Smarter Business

Experience a live debate between the first AI system to debate humans on complex topics, Project Debater, and a top human debater. During a twenty minute debate on a complex topic, Project Debater will digest massive texts, construct a well-structured speech, deliver it with clarity and purpose, and rebut its opponent. Join this session to learn more about the technology behind the system, witness the full live debate, ask questions to the scientists and vote on who was more persuasive, the AI or the human.

Project Debater Special Event Smarter Business
Theater Room
Mon (February 11), 5:00PM PT


Dr. Dario Gil

Director of IBM Research, IBM

Dr. Dario Gil is the Chief Operating Officer of IBM Research, a global organization with over 3,000 researchers across 13 laboratories and 21 locations devoted to advancing the frontiers of information technology. As COO, Dr. Gil is responsible for guiding the strategic agenda of IBM Research, defining IBM's annual Global Technology Outlook, driving operations and financial plan execution, and establishing partnerships with companies and universities worldwide. As the Vice President of AI and Quantum Computing, Dr. Gil is also responsible for IBM's global research efforts in artificial intelligence and for IBM's quantum computing program. He co-chairs the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab along with Professor Anantha Chandrakasan, Dean of the MIT School of Engineering. Dr. Gil's research results have appeared in over 20 international journals and conferences and he is the author of numerous patents. Dr. Gil is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

Harish Natarajan

Head of Economic Risk, AKE International

Ranit Aharonov

Manager, Project Debater, IBM

Noam Slonim

Principal Investigator, Project Debater, IBM