Responsive sex chat bots

13 Mar

The robots had been instructed to work out how to negotiate between themselves, and improve their bartering as they went along.

But they were not told to use comprehensible English, allowing them to create their own "shorthand", according to researchers.

Alice: balls have a ball to me to me to me to me to me to me to me Bob: i i can i i i everything else .

Alice: balls have a ball to me to me to me to me to me to me to me Bob: i .

The film seeks to convince its audience that combining undeniably lifelike dolls like Matt’s with interactive, artificially intelligent features will lead to an explosion in the market for robotic lovers. They say that access to lifelike, feminine AI (Mc Mullen says 80% of his custom is for female dolls) will help reduce the use of prostitutes, and therefore protect many vulnerable women and children who are forced into an underground and often brutal industry.

The way the chatbots keep stressing their own name appears to a part of their negotiations, not simply a glitch in the way the messages are read out.

Alice: balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to But there appear to be some rules to the speech.

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.

(That paper was published more than a month ago but began to pick up interest this week.) Facebook's experiment isn't the only time that artificial intelligence has invented new forms of language.