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He said: ‘It would take off on its own and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate.‘Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.’Billionaire inventor Elon Musk said last month: ‘I keep sounding the alarm bell, but until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react, because it seems too ethereal.’ The bots were attempting to imitate human speech when they developed their own machine language spontaneously - at which point Facebook decided to shut them down.
'Our interest was having bots who could talk to people,' Mike Lewis of Facebook's FAIR programme told Fast Co Design.
Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Researchers were teaching chatbots to make deals with one another using human language when they were left unsupervised and developed their own machine language spontaneously (stock image)Scientists and tech luminaries including Bill Gates have said that AI could lead to unforeseen consequences.
In 2014 Professor Stephen Hawking warned that AI could mean the end of the human race.
The social media firm was experimenting with teaching two chatbots, Alice and Bob, how to negotiate with one another.
However, researchers at the Facebook AI Research Lab (FAIR) found that they had deviated from script and were inventing new phrases without any human input.
Mail Online tried to recreate the chat, but it appears the issue has now been rectified.
Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Researchers (Fair) team gave bots this ability by estimating the 'value' of an item and inferring how much that is worth to each party. In some cases, bots 'initially feigned interest in a valueless item, only to later 'compromise' by conceding it -- an effective negotiating tactic that people use regularly,' the researchers said.