Artificial intelligence applications can be found everywhere; different AI algorithms can almost do everything now--they can drive cars, trade stocks, and make its own AI (thanks to Google). However, this particular AI Facebook researchers created seems to be so peculiar that it already became kinda creepy. These specific algorithms talk to each other with their own language! See for yourself:
Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”
Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”
WTF. What are they even trying to say?
These AI algorithms are specifically created in the efforts to make digital communication more efficient, and to negotiate and make deals on virtual items. Researchers enable them to communicate to each other freely in English language. But as you can see with the example above, their communication just makes no sense. Don't worry though, they still can't plan for the world's domination (at least not yet, bwahaha).
Their English is too “slow” and awkward due to a mishap in the programming language. But their broken English shows a possible development of a new AI language. And when compared with the slangs of other languages all over the world, they still don't seem to resemble any of it. Facebook researchers noted, though, that their use of repeating words may be their way of establishing an effective communication.
One theory behind the repetitiveness is its relation on the number of virtual commodities each AI algorithm should take when they’re talking. But we don’t know what it’s really saying; only the bots do.
The research, however, was pulled out early before it could get any further as these AI algorithms are expected to speak in English in such a way that it would be understandable to humans.
Nothing to worry about for now, then. For all we know, Bob was just trying to score a date with Alice.
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