Researchers Pull Plug on AI After It Invents Own Language

Researchers Pull Plug on AI After It Invents Own Language

We haven’t quite reached the terrifying sci-fi hellscape described by the Terminator franchise, but researchers at Facebook have brought us just a bit closer to the age of the machines. Recently, they pulled the plug on an artificial intelligence system after it developed its own language.

The AI in question was actually designed to maximize efficiency in language, but according to Fast Co. Design, the researchers forgot to add a crucial rule in its programming: the language had to be English. So the “two AI agents” moved on with their programming to communicate as efficiently as their programming would allow, putting the conversation between the two outside the understanding of humans.

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Researchers Pull Plug on AI After It Invents Own Language