Goal had to put out one artificial intelligence (AI) created by the company itself and that developed its own language, the work of Alice and Bob, the chatbots that comprised this AI and that don’t exist today.
Something had to do with that hidden fear of the great leaders of global technology that, at some point, artificial intelligence could replace humans. Creating a language from scratch seemed like an aggressive move on the part of these chatbots..
According to a report published on the website of Today Cryptoas the information was leaked on the Internet, Mark Zuckerberg decided to order the deactivation of this artificial intelligence as a precautionary measure by “possible lack of control”.
Alice and Bob were created as part of “Fair,” a Met investigationa to improve the AI compared to others that have the ability to respond in help chats. The noise began to be felt when these chatbots they began to communicate and negotiate with each other.
Was it Meta’s fault? emphatically yes
Meta programmed the two bots to negotiate with each other, holding conversations in English, according to Digital Journal. However, at an unexpected moment Alice and Bob were talking nonsense.
The engineers thought it was a mistake, but then they realized that the bots had managed to communicate in their own language, which was not understandable to humans. For this reason, they were turned off.
The researchers believe the language was an alteration of English, which was the language the AI was originally programmed in, but it repeated pronouns and determiners. Then, they understood that there was some logical structure.
“We did not program a reward so that artificial intelligence would not deviate from the rules of natural language (…) therefore its neural network (…) he was favoring abbreviations and new expressions that made his task much faster or easier”, explained the publication FastCo, responsible for the project.
In addition to ignoring orders and directions from their creators, Alice and Bob created their own language. This, beyond apocalyptic theories, meant a difficulty for the development and adoption of neural networks and the creation of new technologies.