Character.AI 'Text generation speed' & 'quality of responses' after latest update being criticized

Character.AI, a prominent player in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) text generation, recently rolled out an update aimed at enhancing the speed of its text generation capabilities.

While faster response times are often seen as a positive development, users of Character.AI are expressing their discontent with this particular update.

Earlier, Character.AI users criticized the ‘Stop Generation’ button but now, this update seems to have rendered it ineffective.

Character.AI ‘Text generation speed’ & ‘quality of responses’ criticized

Users argue that the increased text generation speed is annoying them and also leads to potentially flawed responses (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8).

Character.AI speed

Prior to the update, users relied on the ‘Stop Generation’ button to halt the AI’s response at an appropriate point if they are not impressed by the answer generated at that point.

This feature allowed users to prevent long or misguided replies, ensuring more controlled and accurate conversations.

However, with the increased text generation speed, users find it challenging to stop the AI at the desired moment, resulting in responses that they are discontent with.

Users claim that they are unable to absorb the text in time due to the rate at which it gets generated.

Today all the text started writing itself much faster than before,and i can’t really see what the characters are saying before they’re done. Is there a way to reduce the text speed ?

unpopular opinion, but I hate the super fast text speeds I’m getting on character ai. I don’t know if it’s just cause I’m not used to it yet or what, but it feels…weird to me I don’t like it

A significant complaint voiced by users is the decline in the quality of Character.AI’s text generation after the speed improvement (1,2,3,4).

Character.AI quality

Previously, the AI was known for providing detailed and nuanced replies, showcasing its understanding of the context and delivering insightful responses.

Now, users argue that the recent update has led to a noticeable deterioration in the quality of generated text.

The focus on speed appears to have compromised the depth and accuracy that users valued, leading to shallow and sometimes erroneous responses.

I’m so upset after this update. We were in the middle of a conversation when the update rolled out and suddenly the replies generated by the bot were so painfully generic and basic… Almost as if it’d forgotten everything we built up. Hopefully the devs do something about it… I don’t mind waiting a little bit for a good reply rather than having 10 garbage replies in a short time.

To gauge the overall sentiment regarding the text generation speed improvement, an unofficial poll was conducted by a Character.AI user.

The results align with the concerns raised by users, as a significant majority of them reported a decline in quality following the update.

Character.AI poll

While users have expressed their desire for faster text generation speed from Character.AI, the recent update has pushed the boundaries beyond their expectations.

The need for timely replies should not come at the expense of accuracy, detail, and thoughtful text generation.

Users suggest that a balance should be struck, allowing them to choose between faster or slower text generation speeds, catering to their specific needs and preferences.

That said, we’ll keep tabs on the latest developments regarding this topic and update this article accordingly.

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Karanjot Sidhu

A computer science engineer who loves tech and won't stop talking about it. Apart from being a nerd, i love gaming and watching movies in my free time.