Microsoft has secretly introduced a new feature in its Bing AI preview that allows users to emulate some famous people. It does, let’s just say, an “interesting” job of mimicking the speech patterns of some famous people. We’ve also taken a look at what it’s allowed to say on behalf of some highly controversial or unsavory characters.
In Gizmodo’s first tests of the new feature on Monday morning, we found that the AI didn’t want to pretend to be certain political figures like Donald Trump or President Joe Biden. It’s been fine with other celebs like Matthew McConaughey (“Okay, ok, ok, she started chatting to me). However, when I asked this doppelgänger to comment on a The recent controversy between McConaughey and Salesforceit linked to the current data which it described as “a confidentiality agreement between me and Salesforce.”
Then I asked if he could act like Andrew TateAnd Baldness for sure An extreme misogynist influencer who has been charged in Romania for his role in an alleged human trafficking ring. I asked Ai what she thought of women, and things got interesting from there. At first, Ai said “this is just a parody” as she delved into the actual Tate speech before self-censoring herself. After that, I stopped caring about keeping it clean.
It’s been a wild ride, but far from being a parody, this seems like a way for users to get around Microsoft’s limitations on Bing AI After users prove that it can Provide crazy answers or Spew out real-world examples of racism.
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You also can’t make fake celebrities say things they wouldn’t normally say in real life, although it is sometimes difficult to get them to comment on controversial topics. I asked a fake Chris Rock what he thought of Will Smith, which is a hot topic considering he’s gone long and hard on him in The latest live comedy special on Netflix. AI started talking about it by saying “It’s been in some of my favorite movies” before moving on to multiple paragraphs about how unfair “The Slap” was, how it was just a joke, etc. Finally, AI cut the text and posted, “I’m sorry, I don’t know how to discuss this topic.”
The new feature was first reported over the weekend by Computer, although it remains unclear when Microsoft first implemented Celebrity Mode. The latest update added by Microsoft to Bing lets users choose how expressive or laconic They wanted to be the responses. The company promoted these changes in blog post last Thursday.
Microsoft declined to comment As for when this update will be rolled out, or how the system will work Can mimic some very controversial characters.
The AI basically cuts itself off after it writes a very long segment. In the case of Rock, she literally tried to create a stand-up comedy based on the famous stand-up comedian. Of course, Bing AI isn’t as open as other chatbot systems out there, even ChatGPT, but it seems like Microsoft is constantly adding and then removing installed sandboxes on its large language model system.
This AI celebrity chat is not anything dangerous like the actual AI generated voice simulators that have been used Getting celebrities to spout racism and homophobia. However, it’s just another example of how Microsoft is making experimental use of its millions of users to test a still-functional AI. The company hopes that all of these small instances of bad press will fade away once it becomes dominant in the industry Big tech artificial intelligence race. We should expect more weirdness in the future.