Although the OpenAI-developed chatbot has been a viral sensation, lauded for its capabilities, the search engine powered by its functions has not seen a similar rise. Now, amidst some unsettling conversations with users, Microsoft is putting limits on ChatGPT-powered Bing.
The change will see chat sessions with the search engine limited to 15 or more questions, according to a ZDNet report. The news follows Microsoft and OpenAI announcing last week the intention to develop a more customizable ChatGPT for users.
ChatGPT Bing Getting Safeguards
The generative AI that has taken over the tech world has now seemingly restarted a war for search engine supremacy, or so we all thought. As Bing excited many with the announcement of the OpenAI technology integration, the first impression of the tester has been a mixed one.
Now, Microsoft is taking steps to address that issue, as they are putting limits on their ChatGPT-powered Bing. The news comes following a week of rather unsettling conversations about the AI system coming to light. Even leaving one New York Times Reporter fearful of the technology.
According to ZDNet, the new limits to the system will only allow a user 5 “chat turns” per session. Moreover, users of the search engine will only be allowed 50 “chat turns” per day. A chat turn involves a user question and a subsequent reply from the program. Furthermore, ZDNET notes that once the limit on chat turns is reached, the user is “prompted to start a new topic,” with context cleared from the system.
Although the limit will undoubtedly frustrate some, it is a necessary development in maximizing the technology. Generative AI, for its incredible development, is still in constant progression. A limit allows users to gain the benefit of the system, while still understanding where its understandable flaws may lie.