Facebook has shut down a controversial chatbot experiment that saw two AIs develop their own language to communicate.
The social media firm was experimenting with teaching two chatbots, Alice and Bob, how to negotiate with one another.
The message behind her existence dovetails with the vendor’s slogan, “At Rounds, There’s Always Something To Do.”Just like this fun interactive app lets you “do something” with Ashley, Rounds lets you “do something” with your friends, whether it be chat, watch videos, play games or take pictures.
The app might not have a whole lot to do with video chat, but I think it’s a cool promotion, nonetheless.
'Our interest was having bots who could talk to people,' Mike Lewis of Facebook's FAIR programme told Fast Co Design.
Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Researchers (Fair) were teaching the chatbots, artificial intelligence programs that carry out automated one to one tasks, to make deals with one another.
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She’ll start a food fight, travel the world, go on a date and even get down and dirty (censored, of course! Just type in what you’d like to see Ashley Boo do, and then watch her do it. Ashley Boo is an interactive profile created to promote Video Chat Rounds, a video chat application.
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