Microsoft to Limit Length of Bing Chatbot Conversations – The New York Times

Microsoft will start limiting conversations with the new chatbot in its Bing search engine to five questions per session and 50 questions per day, the company said on Friday. Microsoft released a new version of Bing, which combines the search engine with artificial intelligence technology built by OpenAI, a San Francisco start-up, with fanfare at an event on its Redmond, Wash., campus less than two weeks ago. A number of other big tech companies, including Google, are working on similar services. But Microsoft has moved quickly to gain a technology advantage on its competitors, and the company has promised that A.I. will eventually be built into a wide range of its products. Microsoft expected its chatbot to sometimes respond inaccurately, and it built in measures to protect against people who try to make the chatbot behave strangely or say harmful things. Still, early users who had open-ended, personal conversations with the chatbot found its responses unusual — and sometimes creepy. Read Full Coverage on

Microsoft to Limit Length of Bing Chatbot Conversations  The New York Times

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