Thanks to new deep-learning techniques, AI has the potential to analyse, improve and contribute to the process of human discussion.
Your ideas are not immune to criticism just because you express them with sincerity: people are worthy of respect, ideas are not.
How candidates say things matters just as much as whether they stuck to the facts.
Trump had one last chance to rescue his flagging campaign. He blew it.
When students are genuinely listened to and understood, and their proposed solutions to problems are taken seriously, real change can happen in university faculties.
Given the chance to redefine both himself and his opponent, Donald Trump turned in a catastrophic performance – and Hillary Clinton handled him just right.
Even Trump and Clinton have oratorical anxieties. Here are some research-based strategies presidential candidates and the rest of us can use to overcome them.
Controversial arguments and ideas should be listened to and open to public scrutiny. Only then can we expose those ideas found wanting and lacking any credibility.
South Africa needs to build a mental infrastructure that will allow people to individually and collectively engage in a bold, courageous and trutfhul dialogue.
Many praise the internet as a democratizing force. But with online spaces replacing physical public squares as places for debate, what do we risk losing?
Why has the political debate become such an uninspiring event today? It's difficult to find someone political who wants to genuinely argue for their position.
After Jonathan Bate, in his recent biography of Ted Hughes, wrote about Hughes' salacious sex life, a number of critics – including Janet Malcolm – were quick to pounce.
All the candidates make the most of social networks to rake in cash.
Interested in democracy? You can skip Tuesday's debate.
Carly Fiorina was the only newcomer on the main debate stage Wednesday night. Having battled her way into prime time, did she manage to stand out?
Amid renewed debate over Britain's colonial debt to India, John MacKenzie discusses the history of the Koh-i-Noor diamond and discusses other Indian treasures that remain in British ownership.
Picking 10 top GOP candidates from five national polls isn't as easy as Fox News wants you to believe. Here are some ways it could – and probably is – going wrong.
It's so easy to get side-tracked in any discussion and once that happens you're doomed. So what do you need to know to win your argument?
Criticism of Ohad Meromi's 'Sunbather' has been swift and scathing. What does it say about our willingness to engage with art?
Because a photograph came from a machine – not a human hand – many were not entirely sure if it could be called art.