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IBM said it is adding more conversational human language understanding to its Watson platform via its Project Debater technology.
Big Blue's upgrades to Watson's natural language processing (NLP) capabilities come via an effort called Project Debater, which aimed to show that artificial intelligence could debate humans on complex topics.
That Project Debater technology is what will be commercialized via Watson. For example, the new NLP engine will be able to understand idioms and colloquialisms and conversational phrases. The technology will be handy in areas such as customer care as well as sentiment analysis.
Project Debater, in development since 2012, was designed to digest massive texts, construct speech on any given topic, identify arguments, deliver it and rebut opponents by ingesting an opponent's speech.
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According to IBM, the Project Debater technologies will be added to Watson throughout 2020. The categories include: