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The Next Word: Where will predictive text take us? (newyorker.com)
58 points by hhs 13 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments






I wonder if predictive text will standardize phrases so much that there will be fewer new turn-of-phrases

Poeple who think like NPCs will be out of job.

I actually like this comment and agree with it.

I've always thought we're heading towards a Star Trek typing future: we tap a few times, maybe swipe, and produce a readable sentence.

I haven't found predictive text thoughtful. My friend got in a car accident the other day and I sent a screenshot of my predictions:

Nice

That's good :thumbsup:

Haha :lol:


Predictive text on your phone and GPT-2 are two very very different beasts

Personally, I despise the very notion of predictive text.

The only thing that I want conjuring up words that are attributed to me is me.


State-of-the-art human-like machine-generated prose ... delivered by 300 baud modem.



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