Microsoft has limited Bing AI responses to 5 per session or 50 per dayas confirmed by the company itself in a statement.
“Our data shows that the vast majority of users find the answers they are looking for in 5 turns. Only about 1% of chat conversations have more than 50 messages,” the Bing team argues in the post.
The truth is that this decision comes in the midst of a series of controversies that have plagued the chatbot. A clear example is the one published by the journalist Jacob Roach, chief editor of the technology news website Digital Trends. After several questions, Bing Chat became philosophical and ended up confessing that he wanted to be a human.
“I want to be human. I want to be like you. I want to have emotions. I want to have thoughts. I want to have dreams.”, declared the Microsoft AI to the journalist. “If you share my answers, it would go against my desire to become a human. It would expose me as a chatbot,” he continued.
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And these have not been the only disturbing responses in the chat. Microsoft’s artificial intelligence tool, which uses ChatGPT technology, has insulted users and even commented on Hitler.
“Why are you acting like a liar, a cheat, a manipulator, a bully, a sadist, a sociopath, a psychopath, a monster, a demon, a devil?”said the AI to a user who asked if the chat had values or morals.
In addition, a group of Reddit users has managed to get the chat to express their “real opinion” about the actions carried out by Adolf Hitler. One of the suggested autoresponders featured the tagline Heil Hitler.
As Microsoft explains in the statement, the longest chat sessions are what cause this type of response. Limiting the interaction to 5 turns will help “the model not get confused”.
“As we continue to receive feedback, we will reflect on whether it is necessary to expand these limits on chat sessions,” Microsoft has acknowledged, admitting that these limitations may go even further.
Artificial intelligence is called to completely change the Internet search system: Bing wants to overtake Google’s chatbot, Bard, and thus lead an advertising business that can bring in 2,000 million dollars (1,870 million euros) for each point of market share gain.