Chatting Too Much? – Issues Regarding New Bing
Bing has often been regarded as a joke search engine by the general public, with Chrome dominating that area. Despite this, Bing is still one of the largest search engines globally, and Microsoft has been looking for ways to bolster it. Enter ChatGPT, a generative AI tool designed by OpenAI that has taken the public by storm due to its ability to converse and interact with humans in an oddly human way. ChatGPT scared Google to the point where they created Bard, and Microsoft has been invested in OpenAI and is now utilizing ChatGPT in coordination with Bing.
Bing, powered by ChatGPT, has now been available to early testers in the past week, and some interesting points have been brought up. For one, it seems that an overwhelming majority of users enjoy the platform with 71 percent of them giving a thumbs up. This new Bing contains new types of searches where users can ask direct questions, and the search engine will give them direct answers and suggestions rather than redirecting them to websites. However, there have been varying types of negative feedback, the first being the information aspect as a whole. Many users have reported receiving outdated or inaccurate information regarding recent events or questions as a whole, but a scarier aspect has been seen, bringing us to the second area. Users have reportedly witnessed the engine seeming angry and unhinged, and even threatening. Microsoft found that when chat sessions of 15 or more questions occurred, the AI would not respond in its designed tone, something that they are looking to fix. Journalists across the world have found interesting features of this AI, along with things that confirm why humans are scared of artificial intelligence going forward. AI won’t take over just this moment, but when it does Microsoft will be ready.
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