Microsoft said on Friday it will limit chat sessions on its new Bing search engine powered by generative artificial intelligence to 5 questions per session and 50 questions per day.
This week, bizarre and strange accounts of interactions with the Microsoft Bing chatbot have captured public attention, including the AI issuing threats and expressing a desire to steal nuclear code, create a deadly virus, be alive, and even declare love.
The new Bing, for which millions of people are on a waiting list, represents a potentially lucrative opportunity for Microsoft. In a presentation to investors and the press last week, the company stated that every percentage point of market share it gains in the search advertising market could generate an additional $2 billion in ad revenue. In January of this year, the company also announced a multiyear, multibillion-dollar investment in OpenAI.