Chatbots shut off after inventing their own language

Thursday 3rd August 2017 | Grace

Sci-fi has always had a fascination with a future where robots take over the planet and seek their revenge on human beings. Well, it seems like the future is nigh after experimental chatbots have been shut down recently after it is thought they may have created their own language that humans can’t understand.

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A decision was made when these robots, formed by Facebook and affectionately named as Bob and Alice, had to be shut down by experts after they started talking in a pattern that although seemed like gibberish to humans, clearly had some structure to it.

Bob: i can 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

Although this may seem fairly innocent and an amazing advancement for technology. The worry is that these robots may choose to do bad things, and if they are discussing these 'things' in a language that we can't understand, there would be no way that humans could stop them.

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However, it seems for now that there isn’t too much to worry about for now as the experiment was only shut off to further the study, as the robots were not doing the task they had been asked to do rather than for any reasons of panic.

These robots purpose for the moment is to interact with human beings and to display characteristics of other people, which they do seem to be doing.

This isn’t the first time that an AI was thought to have created its own language as google translate was also reported to be making up and translating its own language and translating it, although this was not something its creator was concerned about.

It may seem a little scary but over all, this is an amazing step in the world of technology.