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According to an announcement made by Microsoft on Friday, the company will begin capping the number of questions that users may ask its new Bing chatbot at 5 per session and 50 per day.
When a chat session lasts five turns, you will be prompted to begin a new topic to discuss. It will also be necessary to clear the context after each chat session to prevent the model from becoming confused. You can accomplish that by clicking on the broom icon to the left of the search field.
In an earlier blog post, Microsoft detailed what it had learned during the one week that the newly AI-powered Bing had been up and running. The company stated that its chatbot could “become repetitive or be prompted or provoked to give responses that are not necessarily helpful or in line with our designed tone.” These problems have prompted implementation of the new limits, which attempt to find a solution.
My new favorite thing – Bing’s new ChatGPT bot argues with a user, gaslights them about the current year being 2022, says their phone might have a virus, and says “You have not been a good user”
Why? Because the person asked where Avatar 2 is showing nearby pic.twitter.com/X32vopXxQG
— Jon Uleis (@MovingToTheSun) February 13, 2023
As Bing claims that most users get their replies in five rounds and that just around 1% of discussions have more than fifty messages, it seems to infer that most users will not be affected by these constraints.
Bing’s “unhinged” chats made headlines at the start of the week, and many users flocked to Twitter to describe their unsettling encounters with the AI. “One of the things we’re discovering about a new use case for chat is how people are utilizing it as a tool for more broad discovery of the world, as well as for social enjoyment,” read a 2013 Microsoft blog post.
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The organization is dedicated to everyday improvement, so we hope these odd quirks are addressed in the future.