Bots talking in a secret language!” These were just a few of the panicked reactions that spread across the internet when two Facebook chatbots began speaking to each other seemingly in their own language earlier this year.
Most business technologies have been created to optimize existing processes in order to bring us greater efficiency, and chatbots are no exception.
As the technology currently stands, however, we are only able to create applications that either mimic what we are already able to do or to apply automation to those tasks.
To explain further, you can think of our current understanding of AI as pattern matching, and of the human brain as the most complex pattern matching processor of all time.
For example, earlier this year, Google revealed its AutoML project, in which machine learning is used to help code additional programs and scripts.
These scripts started creating more efficient and powerful software than the best human-designed systems.