Are you using Bing‘s new AI-powered chatbot? Microsoft this week launched a new feature that adds three distinct shades of AI response: creative, balanced and accurate. Creative mode includes responses that are “original and imaginative,” while Precise mode favors accuracy and relevance for more objective and concise answers.
On the other hand, the balanced mode (the default) would allow to have a middle ground between accuracy and creativity of the AI, which is also already available for mobile devices. The new modes of the Bing chatbot have been launched during these days, and at least 90 percent of users should already be able to see them, according to Mikhail Parakhin, head of web services at Microsoft.
These new modes should be helpful in curbing the problems experienced by Bing’s AI chatbot in its early days. After adding harsh restrictions limiting the number of interactions users could have to 5 requests per session and a maximum of 50 chats per day, Microsoft backtracked and relaxed the restrictions, raising the limit to 6 requests per session, and a maximum of 60 chats per day.
The update released this week includes a “significant reduction in cases where Bing refuses to respond for no apparent reason,” according to Parakhin, who also said it should mean “a reduction in cases of hallucination in responses,” so you’d expect the chatbot to go off the deep end less when creating its responses.