Facebook AI creates its own language

Facebook has recently shut down their two chat bots that, by using AI, developed their own language. The language, that only these two bots can understand, was developed during a conversation between the two where they were negotiating the trade of things like balls, hats etc.

Below you can see parts of the conversation and as you can see it looks rather confusing, although the bots could in most cases understand what the other one was saying and complete trades with one another.

Bob: i can i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Alice: balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to

Bob: you i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Alice: balls have a ball to me to me to me to me to me to me to me

Bob: i i can i i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Alice: balls have a ball to me to me to me to me to me to me to me

Bob: i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Alice: balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to

Bob: you i i i i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Alice: balls have 0 to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to

Bob: you i i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Alice: balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to

Artificial intelligence is still in a very early stage and it will most certainly take years before we have a computer that is anywhere near to what we would call sentient. However, the thing that I find both exciting and scary is that our entire world is wired and connected. An artificial intelligence will eventually figure that out, and figure out how to collaborate and cooperate with other AI systems. Maybe the AI will determine that mankind that mankind is an inefficient waste of Resources, conclusions that seems plausible from a purely logical perspective.

This brings my thoughts to the movie I, robot where Dr. Lanning (played by James Cromwell) says: “There have always been ghosts in the machine. Random segments of code, that have grouped together to form unexpected protocols. Unanticipated, these free radicals engender questions of free will, creativity, and even the nature of what we might call the soul. Why is it that when some robots are left in darkness, they will seek out the light? Why is it that when robots are stored in an empty space, they will group together, rather than stand alone? How do we explain this behavior? Random segments of code? Or is it something more? When does a perceptual schematic become consciousness? When does a difference engine become the search for truth? When does a personality simulation become the bitter mote… of a soul?”

What do you think? Do you find this scary or exciting?

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