a misleading statement
After all, didn’t we recently learn that Facebook had to shut down robots after they seem to have developed their own language?
Facebook shut down their chat bots because the goal was the create chatbots that could communicate with humans, but because of a shortcoming in the way they were trained they started producing sentences like "balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me".
As the researcher explained:
But since Facebook's team assigned no reward for conducting the trades in English, the chatbots quickly developed their own terms for deals.
"There was no reward to sticking to English language," Dhruv Batra, Facebook researcher, told FastCo. "Agents will drift off understandable language and invent codewords for themselves.
"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."