Microsoft limits Bing with ChatGPT to prevent its AI from going haywire

Microsoft has imposed a series of limitations to prevent the new Bing with ChatGPT from getting confused and delivering unsatisfactory answers.

The new Bing with ChatGPT continues to be the talk of the town. After a few weeks in which the new OpenAI model – on which Microsoft’s product is based – has fascinated the world, the Redmond company has been forced to limit the use that users can make of its artificial intelligence.

Specifically, Microsoft has decided to restrict to fifty the number of daily messages that each account can send to the new Bing with integrated ChatGPT. In addition, each session will be limited to a maximum of five requests. Once this number has been reached, the user will have to clear the contextual cache – generated by the immediately preceding questions – before continuing.

Microsoft acknowledges that this limitation has been prompted by the numerous examples published on the Internet in which it can be seen how the underlying Bing model becomes confused when conversations are prolonged and, consequently, grow in complexity.

The company claims that, according to its usage statistics, Bing with ChatGPT is able to deliver the response a user expects with five or fewer messages. “Only ≈1% of chat conversations have more than 50 messages,it states on its website.

How to use the new Bing with ChatGPT.

Despite the limitations, Microsoft still encourages using the new Bing with ChatGPT. Accessing it, however, is not as simple (yet) as logging on to the search engine’s website. First, the user must request access to the tool. And, if they want to speed up their incorporation, they will have to complete some of the tasks recommended by Microsoft (such as downloading the Bing app on their cell phone).

The user will be notified by email when they have been approved for access to the new Bing with ChatGPT. Once they’ve reached that point, the only remaining step will be to download Microsoft Edge on any desktop computer – it doesn’t work on mobile yet – sign in with the Microsoft account in question and start experimenting with artificial intelligence.

This new Bing with ChatGPT is based on a more advanced model than the one powering the version of ChatGPT that OpenAI made public months ago. The company, however, has not specified whether it is GPT-4 or an earlier version.

Another major advantage Bing has over OpenAI’s ChatGPT version is that ChatGPT generates results with fresh information, while OpenAI’s chatbot does not.