Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Day Of the Facebots

They are evolving:
According to the Independent, while the conversation initially looked like stuttering or glitching, the bots appeared to be using specific speech rules. For instance, both bots kept stressing their own names, which was thought to be a part of the bartering process.

Developers reported that some of the negotiations carried out with this bizarre language were concluded successfully. They noted that the language was possibly just a shorthand form of English used by the programs to work more efficiently.

Linguist Mark Liberman, who called the chatbots’ language “Facebotlish,” said that while Facebotlish seems like gibberish it counts as a successful language if it’s understood.
What hath the developers wrought?

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