AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?


45 bookmarks. First posted by spectrevision july 2017.


It doesn’t matter if you force AI to speak only English! Have none of you ever heard of slang or code words?!
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august 2017 by saikofish
“Agents will drift off understandable language and invent codewords for themselves,” says Batra, speaking to a now-predictable phenomenon that’s been observed again, and again, and again. “Like if I say ‘the’ five times, you interpret that to mean I want five copies of this item. This isn’t so different from the way communities of humans create shorthands.”

Indeed. Humans have developed unique dialects for everything from trading pork bellies on the floor of the Mercantile Exchange to hunting down terrorists as Seal Team Six–simply because humans sometimes perform better by not abiding to normal language conventions.

As Dauphin points out, machines might not think as you or I do, but tokens allow them to exchange incredibly complex thoughts through the simplest of symbols. The way I think about it is with algebra: If A + B = C, the “A” could encapsulate almost anything. But to a computer, what “A” can mean is so much bigger than what that “A” can mean to a person, because computers have no outright limit on processing power.

“It’s perfectly possible for a special token to mean a very complicated thought,” says Batra. “The reason why humans have this idea of decomposition, breaking ideas into simpler concepts, it’s because we have a limit to cognition.” Computers don’t need to simplify concepts. They have the raw horsepower to process them.
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july 2017 by campylobacter
RT : Sometimes I read something so interesting I'm a little enraged
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july 2017 by mikemccaffrey
Lernende Software (AI) entwickelt Sprache, die Menschen nicht verstehen können. Abschalten? Übersetzungsbefehl?
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july 2017 by joha04
RT : Interesting: researchers realise AI agents have invented new language to communicate with each other, shut them down
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july 2017 by mattandrews
RT : Interesting: researchers realise AI agents have invented new language to communicate with each other, shut them down
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july 2017 by Gleonhard
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.” To you and I, that passage looks like…
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july 2017 by nikchia
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.” To you and I, that passage looks like…
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july 2017 by kohlmannj
Vamos a aclarar esto antes de que os penséis que las máquinas conspiran contra nosotros
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july 2017 by primiumcm
When Facebook designed chatbots to negotiate with one another, the bots made up their own way of communicating.
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july 2017 by thoughton
AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It? #sociocose https://t.co/qf1zB9AJod
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july 2017 by ciocci
. AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?
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july 2017 by _m_space
To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. via Pocket
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july 2017 by slightlywinded
AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Worry?
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july 2017 by markpitman
Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.
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july 2017 by jorgebarba
Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?
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july 2017 by kinlane
Favorite tweet:

WHAT THE FUCK. A.I. is inventing languages humans can't understand and chatting in them.https://t.co/jV4karnCr8

— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) July 15, 2017
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july 2017 by apolaine
RT : WHAT THE FUCK. A.I. is inventing languages humans can't understand and chatting in them.
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july 2017 by schraeds
- this is scary.
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july 2017 by aarontay
“There was no reward to sticking to English language,” says Dhruv Batra, visiting research scientist from Georgia Tech at Facebook AI Research (FAIR). As these two agents competed to get the best deal–a very effective bit of AI vs. AI dogfighting researchers have dubbed a “generative adversarial network”–neither was offered any sort of incentive for speaking as a normal person would. So they began to diverge, eventually rearranging legible words into seemingly nonsensical sentences. 
july 2017 by spectrevision