This is your Data Sheet newsletter for Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
The Canadian government is temporarily suspending adoptions from Japan because of a change in how the U.S. government handles adoptions from that country.
An AI machine has made some coherent arguments – that doesn’t mean IBM’s Project Debater would be any good in a boardroom
Here is a question you can bring up under Any Other Business at your next meeting: would all this be going better if the robots were in charge?
To listen to the claims of some “artificial intelligence” evangelists, the answer to that question might be yes. In California IBM’s Project Debater machine has just achieved an honourable draw in debates with two actual human beings....