In the year 2023, machine learning based chatbots finally became superior to the average human*. One interesting feature of these chatbots is that they provide the ability for the user to regenerate an answer.
Here’s how the ChatGPT system handles answer regeneration:
- USER: Please inform me of one vegetable that tastes good. Only provide one vegetable as a response.
Asparagus is a vegetable that many people find delicious […]
- USER clicks “🔄 Regenerate Response”
- ChatGPT (Regenerated):
Eggplant is a vegetable that is known for its unique taste and texture […]
Not bad at all!
[*] If you don’t believe this, please spend 10 minutes (or however long it takes to change your mind) reading the comments on your local newspaper’s web site.
What would be even better, though, is the ability to use “regenerate response” in real-world conversations, too.
Imagine if any time someone said something dumb (and/or regretted saying something), anyone could utter the phrase “REGENERATE OUTPUT” to give the speaker a socially acceptable “second chance” to answer the question (Figure 1).
The ability to “rewind” and fix conversations would be hugely beneficial in nearly every social interaction.
This could be expanded to include text messaging and other forms of textual chat as well.
Unless you’re a huge moron, you should be able to see how this would be useful. REGENERATE OUTPUT. It’s likely that everyone can see how this would be valuable.
PROS: Would provide a straightforward way for people to improve their social interactions.
CONS: People might become dependent on the ability to revise their answers. This could be awkward in trials, e.g. Prosecutor: “Where were you on the night of the crime?” Defendant: “Uhh, committing the crime? Wait. Regenerate output. I was asleep at home.”
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