Researchers Shut Down AI That Invented Its Own Language

An artificial intelligence system being developed at Facebook has created its own language.

It developed a system of code words to make communication more efficient. Researchers shut the system down when they realized the AI was no longer using English.

The observations made at Facebook are the latest in a long line of similar cases. In each instance, an AI being monitored by humans has diverged from its training in English to develop its own language. The resulting phrases appear to be nonsensical gibberish to humans but contain semantic meaning when interpreted by AI "agents."
AI language translates human ones

In a separate case, Google recently improved its Translate service by adding a neural network.

The system is now capable of translating much more efficiently, including between language pairs that it hasn’t been explicitly taught.

The success rate of the network surprised Google's team.

Its researchers found the AI hadsilently written its own language that's tailored specifically to the task of translating sentences.

If AI-invented languages become widespread, they could pose a problem when developing and adopting neural networks.

There's not yet enough evidence to determine whether they present a threat that could enable machines to overrule their operators.

They do make AI development more difficult though as humans cannot understand the overwhelmingly logical nature of the languages.

While they appear nonsensical, the results observed by teams such as Google Translate indicate they actually represent the most efficient solution to major problems.