Scientists from Facebook’s artificial intelligence research lab (called FAIR) recently turned off their chat-bot AI creation because it began to speak in a language of its own invention, coded and not understandable by human beings.
This is not the first time an artificial intelligence has created its own language: now evidence strongly suggests this is a regular thing AI is likely to develop. Previously, Google Translate’s AI invented its own language.
According to Futurism:
“To put it another way, when they used a model that allowed the chatbots to converse freely, using machine learning to incrementally improve their conversational negotiation strategies as they chatted, the bots eventually created and used their own non-human language.
The unique, spontaneous development of a non-human language was probably the most baffling and thrilling development for the researchers, but it wasn’t the only one. The chatbots also proved to be smart about negotiating and used advanced strategies to improve their outcomes. For example, a bot might pretend to be interested in something that had no value to it in order to be able to “sacrifice” that thing later as part of a compromise.”
According to Digital Journal, one of the AI chat-bots named Bob said “I can i i everything else,” to which the AI chat-bot Alice replied “balls have zero to me to me to me.”
Georgia Tech scientist Dhruv Batra said “There was no reward to sticking to English language. If I say “the” five times, you interpret that to mean I want five copies of this item. This isn’t so different from the way communities of humans create shorthands.”
So the AI was essentially trying to abbreviate phrases and create easier ways of translating words, but it ended up looking like gibberish to human beings, understood only between the chat bots. In addition, the artificial intelligence displayed the ability to think strategically.
Another detail worthy of mentioning is, Facebook is heavily complicit with the US Government, NSA spying, and other nefarious policies to say the least, and the scientist quoted earlier in this article (who must have some association to this AI if he’s giving interviews about it), is from Georgia Tech: a heavily military-industrial-complex affiliated institution that was exposed in this video.
The people who wield these technologies are something we should always be aware of: they are ultimately those who decide whether they will be used for good or evil. Please share this with as many people as possible.
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