Microsoft limits Bing chats to five questions per session


(Reuters) -Microsoft mentioned on Friday it would restrict chat periods on its new Bing search engine powered by generative synthetic intelligence (AI) to 5 questions per session and 50 questions per day.

“As we talked about lately, very lengthy chat periods can confuse the underlying chat mannequin within the new Bing. To handle these points, we’ve applied some modifications to assist focus the chat periods,” Microsoft mentioned within the weblog submit.

Microsoft’s determination comes days after some media shops reported that solutions from the brand new Bing search engine have been doubtlessly harmful and that the expertise won’t be prepared for prime time.

Early search outcomes and conversations with Microsoft’s Bing and Google’s chatbot, known as Bard, have proven they are often unpredictable.

This week, when a Reuters reporter requested the brand new model of Bing outfitted with AI for the worth of automotive air filters, Bing included ads for filters bought by auto components web site Components Geek, not merely particular solutions to the query.

The brand new Bing, which has a wait listing of hundreds of thousands of individuals for entry, is a doubtlessly profitable alternative for Microsoft. The corporate mentioned throughout an investor and press presentation final week that each share level of market share it beneficial properties within the search promoting market might usher in one other $2 billion of advert income.

(Reporting by Jose Joseph in Bengaluru; Modifying by Sandra Maler and William Mallard)