Bing bans chat sessions after OpenAI CEO, Mr. OpenAI, says AI tools are “somewhat broken”
Bing chat sessions are now capped at 50 questions per day and 5 per session, Microsoft announced.
There have been many bad examples shared of the new Bing AI chat sessions featuring everything from gaslighting to accidental racism. Microsoft has said it didn’t anticipate extended chatting, which “can confuse the underlying chat model.”
What’s changing. Chat sessions on the new Bing are now capped at 50 chat “turns” per day and 5 chat “turns” per session. A “turn” is a conversation exchange which contains both a user question and a reply from Bing, Microsoft explained.
Our data has shown that the vast majority of you find the answers you’re looking for within 5 turns and that only ~1% of chat conversations have 50+ messages. You will be asked to create a new topic after a chat session has reached 5 turns. To avoid confusion, the context must be clear at the end of every chat session. To start a new session, click on the broom icon left of the search box.
Microsoft may raise its chat session limits in the future.The new Bing & Edge – Updates to Chat
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman acknowledged that AI tools were “somewhat” broken but said it was crucial to share them with the world early.
We believe showing these tools to others, even though they are still somewhat broken, is essential if we want to have enough input and continue to improve our tools. the level of individual empowerment coming is wonderful, but not without serious challenges.” And while this crop of AI tools isn’t very scary, Altman hinted at a need for regulation, saying “we are potentially not that far away from potentially scary ones.”
You can read his full tweet thread hereWe’re witnessing a technological revolution. ChatGPT’s launch was revolutionary, much like
was for smartphones. AI is still a problem and will continue to impact every day work. We’ll be watching and documenting the evolution of search engines and other tool providers for the foreseeable future.