20 March 2017

Robots Are Creating Their Own Language

A new experiment conducted by an artificial intelligence lab has proved successful in getting robots to lay the groundwork for creating their very own language. Experts at Open AI, the artificial intelligence lab, designed a two-dimensional big, white square where robots had to learn how to communicate with each other in order to accomplish menial tasks. The robots, which were green, red and blue circles, had to do things like moving themselves, or telling each other to move, from point A to point B. If they wanted to be successful, they had to talk to each other.

They used reinforcement learning, according to the group. This trial-and-error technique had the robots trying out a bunch of different sounds to figure out what worked and what didn’t. And just as human language evolved through words, sounds and gestures, Wired.com writes that robots will eventually be able communicate their ideas using sentences. Open AI’s next project is developing a robot-to-English translator, so hopefully we’ll get a heads-up when the robots start talking about how they plan to take over the world.

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