Microsoft continues to tweak AI-powered Bing Chat by adding new features like the ability to respond with different ‘sounds’.
Over the weekend, Microsoft said that some users can now choose the style for responses from Bing as ‘Precise’, ‘Balanced’ or ‘Creative’. A Microsoft executive tweeted a screenshot with the options also noted ‘Bing is powered by AIso surprises and mistakes are possible”, and also said: “Be sure to fact-check.”
Microsoft releases new Bing with chat features on February 7 and quickly attracted more than a million people to sign up to the waiting list.
Microsoft has not disclosed the version of OpenAI’s GPT major language model it is using. It’s just said that it’s faster, more accurate, and “capable” than ChatGPT or GPT-3.5, the LLM behind ChatGPT.
The company last week revealed more about how it used the Prometheus AI model to integrate Bing search with its chat features. OpenAI showed Microsoft executives its post-GPT-3.5 model last summer, before Microsoft finally invested $10 billion in OpenAI.
According to another Microsoft executive, Bing Chat has now reached version 96 reflecting the amount of effort Microsoft is putting in to achieve unexpected success. Bing Chat is still in preview, but Microsoft is prioritizing access for Edge users and users with the Bing mobile app.
Microsoft employee Mikhail Parakhin announced version 96 of Bing Chat via Twitter.
“Okay, it took longer than we originally expected, but finally Bing Chat v96 is in full production. Try it out! Now, fully shipping tri-toggle …” tweeted Parakhin.
Besides the three toggles for Chat modes, the two main improvements are “significantly reducing instances of Bing refusing to answer for no apparent reason” and “reducing instances of hallucinations in answers” .
The company has launched limited number of chats to avoid the model becoming confused and “provocative”. Microsoft started with a limit of five chats after reports of chatbot chats getting extremely weird, but later extended the limit to six. However, Microsoft intends to extend the daily limit from 60 to 100 current chats early.