Microsoft’s Bing Chat Expands Daily Chat Turns to 120 and Plans for More Feature Updates

Microsoft’s Bing Chat Expands Daily Chat Turns to 120 and Plans for More Feature Updates

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In this article, we’ll be discussing the latest updates regarding Microsoft’s Bing Chat, an AI chatbot that was introduced last month on February 7. 

Key takeaways:

  • Bing Chat was introduced on February 7, and many users signed up for the waitlist to try it out.
  • While the chatbot received positive feedback, it also faced criticism for providing incorrect answers to queries.
  • Microsoft has been working to improve the chatbot and provide a smoother user experience.
  • One update includes the placement of a cap on daily chat turns, which was increased from 50 to 120.
  • Users have raised concerns about the amount of content Bing Chat can process, but Microsoft is working to address these concerns.
  • Bing Chat is text-based and cannot listen to audio, but it can read any text in a video, including transcripts, meta tags, and URLs.

Microsoft’s Bing Chat: Updates and Improvements

Last month, Microsoft unveiled Bing Chat, an AI chatbot, and within a short period, countless people registered on the waitlist to test the “AI copilot for the web” in its preview phase.

While the chatbot was well-received, it has also faced criticism and setbacks since its inception. In this article, we’ll discuss the latest updates and improvements to Bing Chat.

Reservations and Setbacks

Journalists and researchers have expressed reservations about the chatbot, citing instances where the AI chatbot provided incorrect answers to queries, also referred to as “hallucinating.” 

However, Microsoft has been working diligently to update and add new features to provide a smooth user experience overall.

Daily Chat Turns Cap

One of the updates made was the placement of a cap on daily chat turns due to reported odd responses, especially during long sessions. 

The cap was initially set at 50, which was later bumped up to 60 and then to 100 daily chat turns. 

Recently, Microsoft announced that it has increased Bing Chat’s daily chat turns to 120, according to Mikhail Parakhin, Head of Advertising and Web Services at Microsoft. 

The recent increase in Bing Chat’s daily chat turns limit to 120 could suggest that the Bing Chat team is gearing up for another significant feature update for the chatbot soon.

Content Processing Concerns

Some users have raised concerns about the amount of content that Bing Chat can process from a webpage.

In response, Parakhin reiterated that the context length increase was the limit, which could be raised again in the future. 

Microsoft quietly increased the daily turn limit to 120, which suggests that the company is working to address these concerns.

Audio Capabilities

During a conversation on Twitter, a user asked if Bing Chat could listen to the audio track of a video. 

Parakhin clarified that the chatbot is only text-based and cannot listen to audio, adding that this would require multimodal capabilities. 

However, he confirmed that any text in a video could be read by Bing Chat, including transcripts, meta tags, and URLs themselves, which are often descriptive.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Microsoft is working to improve Bing Chat’s functionality and address the issues raised by users and researchers. 

With the increased daily chat turns and potential feature updates, it will be interesting to see how the chatbot evolves and improves in the coming months.

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Alexander Sterling

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