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IBM Computer Beats Debating Champion

An IBM computer has out-argued a debating champion according to an audience vote. It did so despite not having an Internet connection to look up facts during the debate. The demonstration wasn't designed to test how much the computer "knew," but ... rather it's ability to form arguments, listen to an opponent's case, and then respond to it. The computer system, dubbed "Project Debater", took on Noa Ovadia, who was crowned national debating champion in Israel in 2016. The pair debated two topics: whether to have more publicly funded exploration of space and whether to put more money into ... (view more)

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Have Trouble Formulating Excel Functions?

If you find that you have difficulty when trying to formulate a function in MS Excel, you are not alone. A lot of folks fall into this trap; you can sometimes feel as if you are in a maze when you start to figure out which arguments are necessary to ... formulate your functions and it can be mind-bending at times. There is a way to demystify this for you and help you along so that you can actually see the arguments necessary to complete your function. Follow the steps below to learn more:As an example, if you are using the PMT function to calculate a loan payment: Start your function as you ... (view more)

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