Whenever I receive a message containing high conflict content and I have enough peace of mind, I tend to translate it in my head towards feelings and needs. So, in this case there is also a function involved F(feelings, original message) = output, but it is running on biological hardware.
When I do this myself I’m not a 100% right. In fact, I’m probably not even 50% right and this really doesn’t matter. The translation doesn’t have to be perfect. The moment I realize that this person might be sad because a certain need is not being fulfilled, then I can start asking questions.
It takes some effort to learn what is alive in the other person and it often doesn’t matter if your guess is wrong. People deeply appreciate when you’re curious about their inner lives.
On the senders side it can do exactly the same thing. GPT-3 guesses what is alive in me, opening up the opportunity to find out myself. You’re worried about 10% being lost in translation. In my personal experience, most people (including myself), when they’re upset are completely unaware of their feelings and needs. They get so absorbed by their situation that it causes a lot of unnecessary suffering.
I agree that if your device automatically translated everything you send/receive without you having any control over it, that it would be incredibly dystopian, but that is not what I’m suggesting.
This would be a service that people actively chose and pay for, GPT-3 is not free. If you don’t like it, don’t use it.
I agree, that once you’re using the service that it would be very difficult to ignore the suggestions, but again that is the whole point. The goal of the app is to intervene in the case of a high conflict situation and point you in the directions of the other person feelings and needs. Or reminding you of your own feelings and needs.
Now, it might be true, that at this point GPT-3 is not very good at reminding your of the other persons feelings and needs—I can give you that. And it might have been a mistake of me to only use examples generated by GPT-3.
But whenever I speak to someone that is angry or upset, I wish that I could hear their feelings and needs. Just like myself, I believe that people find it difficult to express or hear those when shit hits the fan.