Tony Bentley - You i i i everything else

You i i i everything else
Jesmonite, resin and acrylic
Limited Edition no. 2 of 3
24x19x17cm each
£850
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About the work

When Facebook researchers instructed two of their artificially intelligent programs to negotiate between themselves, they neglected to stipulate that they use comprehensible English. The results were a strange language that only they understood:

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alice: balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to
Bob: you i i i i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alice: balls have 0 to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to
Bob: you i i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Alice: balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to

At  the time I read this article, my 3 year old nephew was also getting to  grips with language and seemed the perfect analogy. It also brought to  mind my wife’s tale of the language that she spoke with her identical  twin as a child, which only they understood.

Although this is not  quite the sinister event that it may at first seem, it is nonetheless an  indication of the way AI is becoming part of our everyday lives and the  implications of that are far reaching. I suspect we will not be able to  keep up with the ethical considerations as quickly as the technology  progresses.

© 2020 by Saul Hay Fine Art
Manchester, UK
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