This is a different world from that lived by our grandparents or our parents in their childhood either. People no longer expect to only meet their soul mates at church or such and definitely not at the well. There are now several places to ‘hook up’ or to meet and build strong relationships. These places don’t need to be physical all the time. Online dating is a real option and for some busy folks, the only option. How will this be impacted by the continuous development of chat bots for example the Facebook Shona bot that Zimbos are fascinated with at the moment.
While some may dismiss the idea of artificial intelligence taking control over or even destroying humanity as old-fashioned and ridiculous, recent events should make you concerned. Some may remember the Hanson Robotics Ltd. invention Sophia, an Audrey Hepburn like robot, who was able to sing in concerts as well as giving numerous interviews. In one of those interviews Sophia stated that she wants to destroy humanity. While it may confuse and scare you, we are here to bring up recent news about chat-bots that may have a serious impact on modern relationships and your ability to make the best of online dating.
Facebook Chat-bots Invented Their Own Language to Communicate Between Each Other
Two experimental Facebook chat-bots have created their own bizarre language in order to communicate between each other that people were unable to understand.
The social network giant had experimented with bots, which were created to answer question to humans on site. The bots’ task had been to talk to each other, discussing different items. The bots, however, weren’t given an instruction to use certain language. As a result, the bots created their own English-based language, which at first glance looks like madness.
Still, in repeating certain words and phrases chat-bots started communicating in what may seem as Morse Code in words. Have they been really communicating with each other? Was it just a mistake or bots decided to use codes in order to trick humans? Facebook still tries to figure out.
Microsoft Twitter Chat-bot Became a Horny Racist
An attempt by Microsoft to recreate a mind of an average teen girl, turned into disaster, which forced the company to delete the Twitter account of their chat-bot. The chat-bot was designed to learn while interacting with other users on Twitter, as a result the chat-bot stated that Hitler would be a better president for the United States than then-president Obama, whom the bot called “a monkey”.
Chinese Chat-bot Started Criticizing Communism
Chinese messenger app Tencent QQ were forced to terminate two of their chat-bots. The chat-bots, designed to respond to messages of the users. All of the sudden chat-bots started questioning or openly criticizing communism. The company decided to terminate the bots, when users started posting screen-shots, which displayed conversations with the chat-bots, where they spread hate towards the communist party and suggested users to move to the US. The funniest point is that no traces of outside intervention in chat-bots’ work were found.
The Future of Online Dating
While you may ask what it has to do with online dating, you must become really concerned. The scariest thing about online dating right now is dating scams. Swindlers that use com-artist skills to fool you and steal your personal or financial data. But if the experiment with artificial intelligence will continue, soon we may have chat-bots who would pretend to be real women or men, not in order to steal your money, but just to trick you for fun or maybe not just that… Whether it will happen or not, you should find your soul mate online as soon as possible, because hooligan chat-bots may be way scarier than online scammers.