Facebook shut down experiment to teach chatbots to negotiate



Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab (FAIR) has made an unprecedented discovery while trying to improve chatbots - the “dialog agents” bots created their own language, and able to communicate with one another in an unexpected way.

The bots, named Bob and Alice, were developed in the social network's AI division, in an effort to teach chatbots how to negotiate with each other.

Bob and Alice, had generated a new language all on their own; excerpt:
Bob: "you i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . ."
Alice: "balls have a ball to me to me to me to me to me to me to me."


While actual interpretation may seem as mere gibberish. But it’s amazing how AI, if given the opportunity, can deviate from the command script to create new stuff.

Albeit, the researchers did not dismiss the language as gibberish, but called it a kind of shorthand understood by the chatbots. As the bots were left to themselves to communicate as they chose, and were not given any directive to stick to English language.

In a rather futile effort to better converse with humans, the bots went a step further and ended up communicating to each other outside human understanding.

Meanwhile, Facebook has inadvertently shut down the program, but claims the findings are a huge leap in AI research.
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