Suggested replies

By aaron.axvig, Thu, 04/27/2023 - 22:51

I have used suggested replies for a few years.  Everyone has.

Lately I have felt a little slimy using the feature.  It isn't really me replying to that person that I have some relationship with.  Don't they deserve five seconds of my time?  Some programmer/system/"learning" is actually changing the tone of my conversations every time I tap a reply that is close enough, instead of typing out what I usually would.

So I disable this feature now.  I'm not ruthless about it, but if I notice it and don't mind the effort then I will take the time to turn it off.

Surely AI in the news lately has influenced my sensitivity on the topic.  I haven't tried any of the cutting edge GPT products.  Maybe this is where I become the grumpy old man or hippie-type.