New Million X Prize for AI That Gives the Best TED Talk

Peter Diamandis and Dave Kenny announce the IBM Watson AI XPrize at TED2016 – Dream, February 15-19, 2016, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Bret Hartman / TED In 2020, three speakers will appear onstage to deliver a TED talk and compete for $5 million. But these presenters will share a unique characteristic that sets them apart from TED talkers who came before them: They won’t be human. Instead, the talks will be delivered by artificially intelligent systems, all of them finalists in a newly announced XPRIZE for cognitive computing. XPRIZE founder Peter Diamandis and IBM’s Watson chief David Kenny announced the new prize on stage at TED today. The prize’s mission is broad: Teams are challenged to “demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful cognitive technologies to tackle some of…


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