Audio talking sex bots
Audio talking sex bots
This is another demonstration of the principle behind the Bob and Alice exchanges.Sadly this is the end of Bob and Alice's story, as we learn that Facebook has ultimately decided to require that these bots continue to communicate in a human-readable form of English (even when talking to each other).
No doubt those slaves to silicon will stick with the pleasantly inarticulate models.
There has been a real flurry of interest in the last couple of days in a couple of chatbots (reassuringly named "Bob" and "Alice") developed by Facebook AI Research.
Reports have been flying around of these robots creating their own sinister coded language, along with incomprehensible snippets of intriguing exchanges between the two of them.
Initially, a simple user interface facilitated conversations between one human and one bot – conversations about negotiating the sharing out of a pool of resources (books, hats and balls).
These conversations necessarily were conducted in English, this being the language of the human – "Give me one ball, and I'll give you the hats", and so on. The really interesting part revolves around what happened next, when the bots were directed at each other.
I think it's important to remember that robots talking in an incomprehensible language isn't something new – they are very much already among us. One of the tools millions of us use on our computers and smartphones – Google Translate – is in fact in part powered by a neural network, and it was revealed a few months ago that this network uses its own sort of "intermediary" language to translate between a pair of languages to which it hasn't before been exposed.
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