‘Chatbots created at the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab developed their own language without being directed by researchers.
According to a report released Wednesday, the discovery was made during a project that gave bots the ability to negotiate and make compromises.
As the bots’ development progressed, researched say they suddenly noticed a “divergence from human language” during interactions, forcing them to alter their model.
“In other words, the model that allowed two bots to have a conversation—and use machine learning to constantly iterate strategies for that conversation along the way—led to those bots communicating in their own non-human language,” notes The Atlantic’s Adrienne LaFrance.
A similar scenario was seen last year when the “Google Translate” service invented its own language to translate with.’