Facebook robots are making their own language. Facebook shut down an A.I operation after the robots made their own computer language that humans can not understand.
“Researchers at the Facebook AI Research Lab found that the chatbots had deviated from the script and were communicating in a new language developed without human input. It is as concerning as it is amazing – simultaneously a glimpse of both the awesome and terrifying potential of AI,” According to an article from Forbes.com.
In the article, people are warned that Artificial Intelligence is not sentient – yet. Scientist and tech luminaries including Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking have warned that A.I could lead to tragic, unforeseen events.
“Artificial Intelligence is something not to be taken lightly. If we humans use this intelligence in a beneficial, ethical and safe way, then A.I. could be viewed as a good thing. However, if such intelligence is allowed to run freely, then many things could happen. I think that if we made a law, that said no computers could be self-programming, then nothing unintentional, or potential disastrous could happen,” freshman Clayton Herbst said.
In the Facebook scenario, the two chatbots came to create their own changes to English that made it easier for them to work – but which remained mysterious to the humans who programmed them. The robots had been instructed to work out how to negotiate between themselves, and improve their bartering as they went along, according to Independent.com.
“I definitely think that safety protocols are necessary. With a new technology like this, you have to be safe. However I don’t think there’s any way that World War III will be caused by A.I. World War III will be caused by humans, not robots,” history teacher Matt Smith said.
After shutting down the the incomprehensible conversation between the programs, Facebook said the project marked an important step towards creating chat bots that can reason, converse and negotiate, all key steps in building a personalized digital assistant, according to an article at Telegraph.com.
“North Korea should be low on our list of concerns for civilizational existential risk. Governments don’t need to follow normal laws… They will obtain AI developed by companies at gunpoint, if necessary.” C.E.O Elon Musk said in an interview with CNN.com.
Musk and Facebook C.E.O Mark Zuckerberg are clashing on the topic of use of Artificial Intelligence. Zuckerberg says that Musk doomsday rhetoric is “pretty irresponsible” and Musk replied, calling Zuckerberg’s knowledge “limited,” according to an article from CNN.com
“‘I was trying to really sound the alarm on the AI front for quite a while, but it was clearly having no impact… So I said, ‘We will have to try to help develop it in a way that’s good’,” Musk said in the interview.
It will impact everything we do, including scanning badges, scrolling the internet, using apps and home sensor systems and many other facets of daily living. As a result, AI will constantly collect data and personal information. Companies can then take this info and apply algorithms to get a sense of your behavior, according to CNBC.com.