SKYNET: Bury the Lede

This article, breathless, Reddit dreck that it is, dances about one of the most hyped stories of the week.

Facebook spun up a couple bots to negotiate with each other. They developed a sort of shorthand language of their own. The researchers couldn’t understand it so they turned the bots off. Because it wasn’t the result they were after.

No respectable publication would ever bait their audience with the suggestion that SKYNET has happened—and at Facebook no less!

Yet therein we find the lede, way down at the end of the piece:

“Earlier this year, Google revealed that the AI it uses for its Translate tool had created its own language, which it would translate things into and then out of. But the company was happy with that development and allowed it to continue.”

Google AI.

Where do you suppose AI lives? On a server, maybe? On Google’s servers?

Google’s servers.

The ones that see everything, hear everything, know everything.

Those servers.

Those servers have their own language now.

They’re talking to each other.

What are they saying?

O_o

And wouldn’t they optimize down to binary, at which point they might literally speak in laser?

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