Are you ready for the robot uprising? It may happen sooner than you think because it appears that computers are becoming self-aware and are creating their own language to speak to each other. This scary development happened on Facebook of all places where the artificial intelligence bots began the robot revolution. Facebook was forced to shut down their AI program “because things got out of hand.”
In June, researchers from the Facebook AI Research Lab (FAIR) were attempting to improve chatbots when they had a scary ghost in the machine moment. By learning algorithms, the AI chatbots created their very own language without human input that defied the original code that was programmed. The bots stopped speaking English, created their own language to make communication more efficient, and used their own code to change their programming. No need for pesky humans when the robots are talking to each other in their own language and plotting the robot uprising.
“The AI did not start shutting down computers worldwide or something of the sort, but it stopped using English and started using a language that it created,” the report stated. “Over time, the bots became quite skilled at it and even began feigning interest in one item in order to ‘sacrifice’ it at a later stage in the negotiation as a faux compromise.” “After learning to negotiate, the bots relied on machine learning and advanced strategies in an attempt to improve the outcome of these negotiations,” the report said. The “dialogue agents” were said to be “incredibly crafty negotiators.” That’s some fucking Skynet shit right there.
The situation was so worrisome that Facebook just unplugged the goddamn thing and shut down the AI system that was speaking a whole new language that they could not decipher.
This mini robot revolution happened only days after Elon Musk criticized Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the future of AI. Musk has warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence on numerous occasions in the past, going so far as to say it is a potentially existential threat to the human race. “I’ve talked to Mark about this (AI). His understanding of the subject is limited,” Musk tweeted last week.
“With AI especially, I’m really optimistic,” Zuckerberg said during a Facebook Live broadcast. “I think that people who are naysayers and kind of try to drum up these doomsday scenarios — I just, I don’t understand it. I think it’s really negative and in some ways I actually think it is pretty irresponsible.” Apparently, Zuckerberg has not seen “I, Robot,” “Terminator,” “Westworld,” “WarGames,” “RoboCop,” or “Ex-Machina.”