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22 Mar 2019

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

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America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.

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    Unresolved: The Techonomic Cold War With China

    With Ian Bremmer, Michèle Flournoy, Yasheng Huang, Parag Khanna, and Susan Thornton

    President Xi Jinping has made it clear: When it comes to big data, advanced weaponry, and other innovations in tech and AI, China has plans to surpass the United States as the world’s next techonomic superpower. But between the trade war with the U.S., the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, and an array of domestic challenges, are China’s goals outpacing its capacity? Or is China building and investing in strategic partnerships that will push the country toward global dominance?

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  • Posted on 08 Mar 2019

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    Special Release: Can AI Change Your Mind?

    In this special episode of Intelligence Squared U.S., we partner with IBM for a historic debate that brings AI to the stage. IBM Project Debater is the first AI system designed to debate humans on complex topics using a combination of pioneering research developed by IBM researchers. In this debate, Project Debater faces world-class debater Harish Natarajan on the motion, "We Should Subsidize Preschool".

    Still curious about AI? Dive into more debates: Past Debate - Don’t Trust the Promise of AI: http://smarturl.it/ArtificialIntellMainUpcoming Debate - All Hail Driverless Cars: http://smarturl.it/DriverlessCar

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  • Posted on 15 Feb 2019

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    Should We Bring Extinct Creatures Back To Life?

    Motion: Don't Bring Extinct Creatures back to Life

    Once a sci-fi fantasy explored in films like “Jurassic Park,” recent biological and technological breakthroughs indicate that reviving extinct creatures could become a reality. Proponents argue that the benefits include correcting mistakes of the past by bringing back extinct ecosystems and organisms. Others argue it's not ethical, or even feasible. Should humans bring extinct creatures back to life? 

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  • Posted on 08 Feb 2019

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    Ten Years After the Global Financial Crisis, Is the System Safer?

    Motion: Ten Years After the Global Financial Crisis, the System Is Safer More than 10 years ago,

    Lehman Brothers collapsed, and the world witnessed one of the worst financial crises in global history. Has the world learned its lesson and created a more resilient global financial system? Or are we ill-prepared for next time?  
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  • Posted on 25 Jan 2019

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    Season Preview: New Year, New Debates

    Announcing our new season! This winter, we’re taking on new issues, including the state of the global financial system, whether we should try to bring extinct creatures back to life, and whether we’re in a techonomic cold war with China. Our debates will feature leading thinkers like Michele Flournoy, Neel Kashkari, Parag Khanna, Stewart Brand, George Church, Jason Furman, Gillian Tett, Ian Bremmer, and more. 
    To get your tickets, visit IQ2US.org/buy-tickets or text “IQ2” to 79-79-79. 
    To join our Friends Program, visit IQ2US.org/support-us. 

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  • Posted on 11 Jan 2019

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