Hacker News article Hacker news user @kleptopo wrote in a recent thread about his attempt to create a fully-automated “smart robot” with a simple, two-word phrase.
A number of other people chimed in, with many using a simple code, to create their own bots that could be programmed to perform the same tasks as a human.
This week, Kleptopos bot, nicknamed Alnylam, made a successful debut on Twitter, becoming the first machine to do the task of typing in a simple two-letter phrase.
He had already proven his capabilities as a bot before the robot’s debut, when he used his Twitter account to tweet a series of simple instructions to his bots.
“It takes two words to type, but I can’t do anything without them,” Alnyam said in a video he shared.
“So I’ll just use my two-sentence vocabulary, like ‘hello’ and ‘good morning.'”
Alnyaml’s tweet was a response to the tweet of @davidlucas, who has been working to make a machine that can understand human language.
“We’ve created a robot that understands language, and it has one sentence,” Altyam said.
“But it’s not a human-like robot.
It’s a robot with the capacity to think, but it’s very simple.”
Alnyamus tweet had more than a few detractors.
Alnyaam was quick to point out that he had a lot of experience in the field of machine learning, and he added that his tweets were made up of “just a few words.”
“I know a lot about this stuff, and I’m not going to lie.
But I have no idea how to make this work,” Alyam told TechCrunch in a phone interview.
“And I’m definitely not going there.”
Altyas tweet was also met with skepticism by other users.
“I just found the name of the algorithm a little misleading.
A robot with a tweet bot is not a robot.
You can’t program it,” one user wrote.
Another user tweeted, “Just like the original, Alnyas tweet has no purpose other than to annoy.”
In response, Altyams tweet was quickly deleted.
“What’s the point?
The tweet is an example of how to get a machine to speak, not to actually do anything,” Alkyas tweet read.
Altylam’s tweet, however, did not stop there.
Alyams tweet has since been retweeted more than 40,000 times.
The Twitter bot is still working on a few more words and tweets, but he hopes to create an app that allows the bot to understand language and other topics.
“The only way to get this to work is to do something with it,” Alytas tweet said.
The next step for Alnyalam is to work on improving the algorithm, so he can get the bot into the right hands.
“One day I’m going to have to learn how to use my robot.
But that’s just the next step,” Alyslama said.
Alytam also has plans for the next stages of his project.
“This is the kind of thing that can be improved upon, and then I can think about a big AI project.
But this is something that I can do as a hobby, and the only way I can be a part of it is by helping others do it,” he said.