Microsoft has once again raised the chat turn limit on its Bing Chat service, now allowing 120 turns per day (10 per session), according to Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s director of consumer marketing. The increase comes on the heels of some crazy responses Bing Chat generated due to high turn limits on its public debut. This is the second time in the last week that Microsoft has increased the turn limits on Bing Chat.
The brand has been making frequent tweaks to Bing Chat. Most recently, it increased the daily turn limit from 60 turns per day to 100 turns in a major update that went live on February 24. When Bing Chat was still in public preview in early February, it supported 50 daily turns, which was quickly increased to 60 daily turns due to user interest.
Mikhail Parakhin, director of advertising and web services at Microsoft, shared details and answered questions about the chatbot modification on Twitter on Tuesday. He explained that Bing Chat experienced a “regression in its chat limits per session from eight to six,” while also announcing the new standard of daily shifts.
Although Microsoft is now enthusiastically expanding its chat turn limits, previous tests of Bing Chat seemed to indicate that shorter sessions were preferable. Several posts that tested the preview and first round of public access to Microsoft’s chatbot reported having unusual conversations with Bing Chat, where the AI seemed depressed or upset.
Bing Chat is based on OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which is known to have problems generating information that may be incorrect, misleading, offensive or biased, as it is still in a research phase despite being used by major companies. Microsoft has been investing in OpenAI since 2019 and is committed to further collaboration.
In response to a question on Parakhin’s Twitter thread about how much of a document Bing Chat can process, he replied: “Yeah, that’s the increased context length I keep talking about. I look forward to sharing more in a week.” This could be an indication that Microsoft has further plans to update Bing Chat.
Bing Chat has been a very popular program for Microsoft, with more than a million people signing up to join the waiting list in its first 48 hours. However, the AI chatbot received some criticism after its public debut due to strange responses, forcing the company to impose strict conversation limits and discourage the bot from answering certain questions.
However, that hasn’t stopped Microsoft from adding Bing Chat to more services. The company recently deployed the chatbot to the Windows 11 taskbar and integrated it into Skype. Microsoft is holding a special event on March 16 where we look forward to hearing about integrating the technology into Office applications like PowerPoint and Word.