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You i i i everything else (edition #2)

Jesmonite resin cast from an original clay sculpture. Acrylic paint.

24cm x 19cm x 17cm each.

Edition 1 of 3.

£850.00 (pair)

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.