It was inspired by Joseph Weizenbaum’s classical ELIZA program, and was named A. or Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity is an award-winning artificial intelligence (A. In other word, ALICE as it commonly called, is a bot program that engages in a conversation with a human by applying some heuristical pattern matching rules to the human’s input, and in its online form it also relies on a hidden third person. '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 (Fair) were teaching the chatbots, artificial intelligence programs that carry out automated one to one tasks, to make deals with one another.
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.
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.
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itself at an ever increasing rate.‘Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.’Billionaire inventor Elon Musk said last month: ‘I keep sounding the alarm bell, but until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t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.