Natural language understanding is a very tough problem and we’ve all been trying to apply AI here. So it’s understandable why FB tried to set up AI to communicate using natural language, and of course it is difficult – like most AI efforts in this domain.
Imagine you’ve set up neural nets to detect images of gorilla faces and it ends up matching a human face to it. That won’t mean AI is planning to turn gorillas into humans. Anyone who understands how AI works will know these outcomes aren’t scary. They just show AI still has a long way to go.
This is the future!