Facebook shuts down AI program after bots start to communicate in their own language

After two bots- artificial intelligence entities – began communicating with each other in gibberish, Facebook decided to shut down their prestigious research project while they work on fixing the problem. “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to” said one bot, Bob, to the other, Alice. According to researchers, their process was a similar to how humans create languages. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Photo Credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News Panic ensued over the weekend when researchers at Facebook realized that two of the company’s “bots” were communicating in a secret language- a kind of gibberish composed of English words but using unfamiliar grammar. The company’s artificial intelligence research program was suspended soon after the discovery. In an attempt to calm the waters, Facebook explained that what we are seeing is not the beginning of a hostile takeover of the world- though numerous science fiction films and novels with eerily similar plot lines do come to mind. The pair of bots were supposed to communicate solely in English, but instead created a new language for themselves. Their sentences seemed incomprehensible at first, but Facebook AI Research researchers found that the bots,…


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