Bing Chat, an evolution of ChatGPT, received a warm welcome from the public after Microsoft announced its preview version. With more than a million registrations in 48 hours, users around the world began to put Microsoft’s conversational assistant to the test… With unexpected results.
Those from Redmond saw that the model began to learn from the user and got confused if they changed the subject in the middle of the conversation, being able to respond in a dry and hurtful way. Also, it was detected that Bing was too creative and tried to fill the gaps in the data provided with invented information.
This is how the new Bing chat limits remain
To fix this, Microsoft’s first move was to limit interaction with Bing chat. As a result, Bing’s GPT-4 based chat would only reply to us 5 times during a single conversation. In addition, it was entitled to end the chat session if the user requested things that exceeded the functions of the search engine.
The usage limit was 50 conversations per day. Although Microsoft did not openly admit it, the objective of this is to reduce the load on Bing’s servers, since a query in conversational chat can be equivalent to up to 6 conventional searches.
Since multiple people reached out: yesterday’s Bing Chat limit switching to 6 was a regression. We should be mostly back to the normal depth 8, total 120/day. Sorry about that! Seems to be holding up fine, hope to increase again soon.
— Mikhail Parakhin (@MParakhin) March 7, 2023
Soon after, this limit was raised to 6 messages per conversation and 60 conversations per day. Now, Microsoft has decided to continue taking its foot off the brake and raise the limits to 8 messages per conversation and up to 120 conversations per day. This should get us close to virtually unrestricted use of the tool.
This is in addition to the modes that we can choose when receiving the information. This solution comes to avoid the information creation problems that Bing had in its first version, being able to choose if we want a creative, balanced or precise response to answer our queries.