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Facebook forced to shut down AI system after they communicated in language unknown to humans

Tuesday, August 1st 2017 - 08:34 UTC
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Facebook was forced to shut down one of its artificial intelligence systems after researchers discovered that it had started communicating in a language that they could not understand. The incident evokes images of the rise of Skynet in the iconic Terminator series. Perhaps Tesla CEO Elon Musk is right about AI being the “biggest risk we face.” Read full article


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  • Marti Llazo

    Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

    Aug 01st, 2017 - 01:17 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Voice

    Why didn't they ask the AI to give a translation of the language or if there was no known translation in relation to our language...a means to understand it...
    Obviously it was a better means of communication and probably would be worth learning...
    I think handing credit to the Telsa CEO for being right about AI being the biggest risk humans a bit unfair and a bit late...
    Stephen Hawking was preaching this back in 2014...

    Aug 01st, 2017 - 02:52 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Do we even know if it means anything? That 'conversation' looks a lot like that happens if you write a sentence on your phone by selecting the first suggested word each time. I think this is more about getting publicity for Facebook than a threat to humanity.

    IMO the biggest risk of AI is it putting us all out of work rather than it taking over the world.

    Aug 01st, 2017 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Clyde15

    Was it Hepatia talking to Kipper

    Aug 01st, 2017 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • HughJuanCoeurs

    Kipper will return Hepatia to MercoPress in twenty-five years.

    Aug 01st, 2017 - 05:57 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pete Bog

    Is Argentina an AI? It talks to itself in terms that no one sensible supports, like territorial inheritance from a country that does not recognise your existence at the alleged time of succession, 5 years of possible occupation versus 193 years of the definite sort, and self determination in disputed countries not recognised by the UN even though the UN itself voted in 2008 that self determination is not neutralised by territorial disputes.

    Aug 05th, 2017 - 11:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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