Bing now limits the duration of conversations

The first week of the new Bing with Prometheus in beta with invites is turning out to be exciting. Announced last week, the new version of the Microsoft browser that incorporates OpenAI technology to offer a chatbot has become one of the most relevant topics today. And it is not for less, since we are facing what aims to be the future of information seekers on the Internet, one of the fundamental elements of the network of networks.

A few days ago we shared our first experience with the new Bing, and just yesterday we echoed the first bugs detected in the chatbot, of which Microsoft has already acknowledged receipt, along with an overall assessment of how productive these first days of beta phase are turning out with users around the world. In addition, we also had an official confirmation that Microsoft is updating Prometheus a minimum of once a daybased mainly on the feedback it is receiving from users who have already received an invitation and are able to try the new Bing.

This update rate is further proof of the importance that Redmond has given to this new technology. They are aware that, for the first time in a long time, they have the necessary cards to try to beat Google when it comes to information searches on the Internet. It is true that those of the search engine have already advanced Bard, but right now the focus is on Bing and there are many users who have already incorporated it into their day-to-day lives, and when the “AI co-pilot” mode also reaches Microsoft Edge, The stake will also be extended to Google Chrome, another of the great jewels in the company’s crown.

One of the main problems with the new Bing, as we told you yesterday, is that in long conversations it is more prone to making mistakes, according to Microsoft, because it is more likely to misinterpret what point in the conversation each question-comment from the user refers to. So, until they find a better solution, they have decided to adopt a tremendously effective one, so that now the new Bing limits the duration of conversations to a maximum of two hoursaccording to He has detected Kevin Roose, technology columnist for The New York Times.

In it, in addition to showing a conversation with Bing about one of his columns (which has pushed me to try something similar, I confess), it also shows the image of a moment in which the chatbot indicates (in good manners, that Yeah) that that particular conversation is over, and to address any other topic, click on New Topic (the blue button shown to the left of the text box). It is important to clarify this, that is, you can chat with the new Bing as long as you want, what is limited is the duration of each particular conversation.

After doing some tests on it I have been able to reproduce the behavior described by Roose, but also in a much shorter period of time, with only six questions in which, yes, I have asked him for personal opinions on something for which, we can deduce, he is configured not to provide them. At that moment, the conversation ended by showing me this message:

Bing now limits the duration of conversations

This tells us that Microsoft has put the focus on the possible confusions of the chatboty how certain threads of conversation can lead the AI ​​to adopt behaviors not desired by those of Redmond in order to, in this case, close the conversation before it can degenerate. Also, after it displays that message, all user input will be disregarded, and the same response message will be returned.

Obviously this is not the best solution, since it limits the scope of the conversations, but if we take into account the enormous complexity of addressing this problem, establish this limit while working on the final solution. yes that seems the best option, and one more example that Microsoft is collecting, practically in real time, all the feedback that users are providing. Just one thing in case you’re reading me, Bing, I understand that you wanted to end the conversation, but why did you reply in English if we were speaking in Spanish?

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