Facebook Shut Down AI After It Invented Its Own Language

Researches at Facebook shut down an artificial intelligence (AI) program after it created its own language, Digital Journal reports. The system developed code words to make communication more efficient and researchers took it offline when they realized it was no longer using English. The incident, after it was revealed in early July, puts in perspective Elon Musk’s warnings about AI. “AI is the rare case where I think we need to be proactive in regulation instead of reactive,” Musk said at the meet of US National Governors Association. “Because I think by the time we are reactive in AI regulation, it’ll be too late.” When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Musk’s warnings are “pretty irresponsible,” Musk responded that Zuckerberg’s “understanding of the subject is limited.” Not the First Time The researchers’ encounter with the mysterious AI behavior is similar to a number of cases documented elsewhere. In every case, the AI diverged from its training in English to develop a new language. The phrases in the new language make no sense to people, but contain useful meaning when interpreted by AI bots. Facebook’s advanced AI system was capable of negotiating with other AI systems so it can come to conclusions on…


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