Mark Zuckerberg Shuts Down Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence After It Invents Its Own LanguageSunny Dhanoe
Facebook shuts down its Artificial Intelligence program after they notice their AI bots invented their own language & started communicating without human input, which was difficult to interpret by users. This incident was highlighted when Elon Musk criticized Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of AI. A big news in the field of Information Technology.
Mark harshly criticized AI naysayers for framing this doomsday scenario. Researchers from Facebook AI Research Lab designed two AI agents to negotiate with human and taught them to speak with each other in simple plain English. But suddenly the conversation began to deviate and they started with some new language. Their interpretation was unintelligible and meaningless and can be understood only by the two systems (AI agents). Researchers found that while they were improving the chatbots, AI agents were creating their own language. The reason behind the AI going rogue is because the researcher did not give the AI agents an incentive to speak like a normal human being. And this was not the first time that AI has strayed from English. The similar behavior was reported by Facebook earlier too. This can be very harmful in some cases therefore it led Facebook researchers to shutdown AI systems and then forced them to converse in English only.
The Mark-Elon dispute
Recently the two billionaire tech revolutionaries had a dispute about future Artificial Intelligence. There was a debate between Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. Mark shared his thoughts and views on why AI is needed for better tomorrow. But Elon Musk stood in disagreement. Mark stated, “I think people who are naysayers and try to drum up these doomsday scenarios- I just, I don’t understand it. It’s really negative and in some ways I actually think it is irresponsible.” Musk tweeted, “Whenever I hear AI is going to hurt people in future, I think, yeah you know, technology can generally always be used for good or bad and you need to be careful about how you build and how it is going to be used.” Musk also added, “His understanding of the subject is limited.”
Not only Facebook, but earlier even Google revealed that it’s AI which is used for the translate tool created its own language and the company was happy with this development. Facebook hopes it can make more use of its AI into personalized digital assistance for the services in future. But only time will tell whether the AI will serve it’s intended purpose or do any other unintended stuffs. Let’s hope all goes right.