In this episode:
00:43 AI Debater
After 1000’s of years of human practise, it’s nonetheless not clear what makes a superb argument. Despite this, researchers have been creating laptop applications that can discover and course of arguments. And this week, researchers at IBM are publishing particulars of a synthetic intelligence that is able to debating with people.
Research Article: Slonim et al.
News and Views: Argument technology for debating with humans
10:30 Research Highlights
The sea slugs that can regrow their entire physique from their severed head, and proof of excessive standing girls in historical Europe.
Research Highlight: Now that’s using your head: a sea slug’s severed noggin sprouts a new body
Research Highlight: A breathtaking treasure reveals the power of the woman buried with it
12:56 Briefing Chat
We focus on some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, the following technology of gravitational wave detectors, and why 2020 was a record-breaking yr for near-Earth asteroids.