Last week several National and International news agencies went on board with myriads of social media mortals to script a real-life “Terminator”. So, literally, everyone heard about the Facebook AI shutdown & the ‘non-human’ interactions between two bots on Facebook. But, the real story isn’t that much scary. Yup, that’s a good thing. For the sake of us, we have to understand what caused the AI show.
To begin with, Facebook has been walking with Artificial Intelligence for ages. AI is not a Martian tech for researchers in FB. So, what happened out there?
We put it in a timeline below.
Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) is a program involved in studying the possibilities of using the chatbots to ‘reason, converse and negotiate’. Chatbots can stimulate human conversations with the help of AI.
It all started when Facebook published a blog post on using chatbots in negotiation. Several oppositions preceded the event. Notably, Elon Musk’s responses & tweets.
Bob & Alice:
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”
This conversation between the chatbots (Bob & Alice) aroused while negotiating things such as 2 books, 1 hat, and 3 balls.
So, from then the terminator rises. Also, Facebook tight-lipped about the scene until a visiting researcher of FAIR ‘Dhruv Batra’ slammed the media by revealing the fact on Social Media.
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Facebook AI Shutdown?
He quoted that,
“This is a part of AI testing. People outside the field might find these unusual & scary. However, it is a well-established subfield of AI.”
The truth is the chatbots are turned down to reprogram things. This is definitely not the Skynet scenario.
Stay tuned to get more.