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So, when not utterly confused, IBM's Watson can answer
Jeopardy questions and do reasonably well.
Watson needs a new task. I propose Presidential Debate
realtime on-site Factchecker.
He'll have a truthometer, a red siren, and maybe some
'Danger Will Robinson' arms for the worst offences.
Perhaps dressed as a Dalek.
Finally we'll get some truth around here. Maybe.
Depending on whom is controlling the robot...
[Voice, Oct 11 2012]
||Many of the lies told in the recent debates contained very
skillful half-truths. Nothing as easy as "The national debt
is <lie> dollars" I don't think Watson is up to it yet.
||I would like to see each candidate have access to pre-recorded clips of the other's past speeches, so that when one says something contradictory to what he/she's previously said, the other can show the relevant clip.
||The only negative is that I can see the robot shorting out due to continuous arm-flailing.