TED Will Give .5m To A Speaker At Its 2020 Conference But There’s A Catch, It Has To Be An AI

In what might be its most audacious challenge yet, the X-Prize foundation have said they will give $4.5m to a speaker at the 2020 TED conference with there being only one requirement: That the speaker be an artificial intelligence.The IBM Watson AI X Prize will task companies to create an artificial intelligence which can fool audiences into thinking it is a human being for the duration of the talk. Artificial intelligence in popular fiction hasn’t always shown them as allies, as in Kubrick’s iconic 2001: A Space Odyssey.According to X Prize the winner will be chosen based on the “audacity of their mission and the awe-inspiring nature” of the talk that’s given.While there’s plenty of software out there that can mimic humans and indeed fool some people into thinking that…


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