Quick Critique – Autocorrect

Autocorrect has become a cornerstone of modern society. It has enabled us to produce more quality content quickly given limited mobile-based environment. Before autocorrect, we shortened our sentences with replacements and initialisms in our sentences, sacrificing an intelligently composed argument for a more easily composed one. However, autocorrect does not come without it’s disadvantages, that being it fails to understand context in an intelligent manor. As a solution to this, I pitched to the class that we utilize a universal and standard AI for composing and validating our mobile composed text. This idea has raised some concerns among the class, one of which I’d like to address. It is as follows:

What about non-sensical sentences?

I am presuming that this comment is suggesting that there are occasions in which we may intentionally compose a message or document that is non-sensical in nature. This is something that we all do from time-to-time out of irony. My solution to this is a societal shift. I suggest that we consider composing our communications to be more streamlined and avoid non-sensical sentences altogether. This pays homage to Taylorism, wherein we stream-line a process (in this case, our communication with one-another) by cutting out unnecessary steps. Perhaps we should focus on using the SMS capabilities on our phone more for planning and short communications and redirect non-sensical conversations to a more efficient, less ambiguous, and more expressive medium, that is a telephone call or in-person conversation. We may take this further by utilizing emoji to replace snippets, subjects, and nouns with more concise representations, cutting down on the time needed to read and interpret a communication as well as mitigating the amount of data used in sending said communication.

By shifting society towards more logical SMS communications, not only are we streamlining our conversations, we will also be working to better a dataset of logical and less error prone text messages for use in our Universal Message Composing AI (UMCAI) As time progresses, UMCAI will begin to grow stronger in its message synthesis capabilities, working off of lower quantities of starting words and less context in a conversation to produce messages that characterize us as individuals. Over time, UMCAI will be replace all necessity for manual texting and require only a notion of what must be communicated to the third party, and likewise for the third-party.


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