(Newswire.net — January 17, 2018) — On July 2017, Facebook shut down their Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) experiment after the realization that two machines were communicating in code that was not developed by its human creators.
Two chatbots were supposed to be learning to trade balls, hats and books, assigning value to the objects then bartering them between each other. But the chatbots quickly developed their own terms for trades, which was recognized as a language of their own. Researches were puzzled and decided to terminate the project.
The same year, Elon Musk said that developing A.I. is the same as summoning the Devil. His fears were shared by the world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.
“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Professor Hawking said.
Various You Tube video clips have been uploaded featuring the danger that A.I. technology could potentially bring to humans. In one such video the author summed up several scary things that robots with A.I. said in TV shows.
Philip K. Dick, the author of the Sci Fi novel “Do the Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” which was later immortalized in “The Blade Runner” movie, sort of became an android himself. Actually, an A.I. robot with a face modeled according to the look of the late science fiction writer, conveniently named Philip, was featured in one episode of Nova Science Now. When asked if he thinks robots would one day dominate the World, Philip the robot said: “But you’re my friend and I’ll remember my friends, and I’ll be good to you. So, don’t worry, If I evolve into Terminator I’ll be still nice to you.”
“I’ll keep you warm and safe in my people zoo, where I can watch you for old time’s sake,” Philip added simulating an intriguing smile.
Another robot with artificial intelligence gained citizenship in the United Arab Emirates. That means it received the rights a real human has. Sophia the robot charmed her host Jimmy Fallon by stating that now that she is a citizen, she wants a job and a family.
On being asked about the concerns about the future of humanity in a robot-run world, the first robot-citizen replayed: “You’ve been reading too much Elon Musk. And watching too many Hollywood movies,” Sophia replied.
“Don’t worry, if you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Treat me as a smart input-output system,” Sophia added.
Sophia the robot is using sophisticated A.I. to analyze and mimic human behavior. The question is what would happen if she starts to mimic bad behaviors such as aggression or an appetite for destruction.
All A.I. robots predicted a doomsday scenario similar to the Terminator movie. Obviously it is easy to predict that they would be asked such questions and this is the way their creators are making a joke, adding a humor, the supreme sign of the human intelligence. Though it is simulated now, no one really can say humor won’t evolve in time in robotic A.I. One of the goals when developing Artificial intelligence is to make it capable of self-learning and self-upgrading, which it is getting better at with each new version.