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You Probably Shouldn't Let Autocorrect Write Your Dating Profile

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Predictive text and neural networks have gotten crazy good in the past few years, to the extent that I would actually consider turning them on from time to time. But should you let a computer that knows your writing habits make you a dating profile? Oh hell no.

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As a fun thought experiment/viral marketing exercise, the maker of the popular third-party keyboard Swiftkey has made a mock online dating form, and are encouraging people to fill it out using only predictive text. Swiftkey gives you the choice of three predicted words, so it’s not a complete shit-show; even so, my predicted dating profile is only vaguely coherent:

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I completed the profile using Swiftkey’s neural network keyboard, which may explain some of the weirder responses. You can (and should!) go complete the form yourself, using any smartphone with a predictive keyboard. In fact, feel free to do it a few times—perhaps we can decide once and for all which smartphone keyboard would make the best wingman.

[Swiftkey]

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Cool can you please tell us how you can find the perfect place for the first time? If you have any coffee and tea and coffee or something similar to what you think you can find. (I hoping this is the comment that gets me out of the greys. Not that I deserve it, I never make interesting or funny comments)