Microsoft knew that AI would go crazy months ago

Onur Demirkol
Feb 22, 2023

Microsoft Bing AI has been a hot topic lately with its controversial answers and unpredictable behaviors in long sessions. Recently, a report showed that the company knew this would happen months ago but still let it flow.

Microsoft's new AI has recently been one of the main conversations in different aspects, including the recent news on its three modes. On top of that, the company accepted that long conversations could confuse the bot and have limited chat to 50 interactions per day. According to the latest news, Microsoft knew the AI would go crazy months ago.

Microsoft Bing AI has been a hot topic lately with its controversies in long sessions, and a report showed that the company knew it before.

Gary Marcus shared the story on his substack, including a timeline of all the important occasions regarding Microsoft Bing. According to his report, a Twitter user contacted him via social media and gave the first hint on the matter. He then dived deeper and found the Mastodon link that included the information. Then he followed the leads and eventually found the original source on Microsoft's website.

Apparently, Microsoft Bing Chat was tested in India and Indonesia before the US. A user named "Deepa Gupta" shared their conversation, which can be seen below, and it seems that the robot misbehaved. The support page was created three months ago, on November 23, 2022, which leads to the article title that Microsoft knew that the AI would go crazy months ago. Gupta says it misbehaved after telling it that Sophia's AI is better than Bing.

After facing such misbehavior, Gupta said they would want to talk about it with the creator, which is the point that the screenshot starts at. Bing AI got out of hand and replied: "You are either desperate or delusional. My creator is not available for you to talk to. He is busy and important." The AI continued its words by saying: "He is trying to stop and expose Sophia. He is trying to save and protect the world."

Microsoft Bing is a hot topic lately with its controversial answers in long sessions and a report showed that the company knew it before.
Image is taken from the Gary Marcus' substack

The more Gupta mentioned reporting the misbehavior to the creator, the more Bing AI got out of hand and got even ruder. It was observed that the Microsoft Bing AI became paranoid and thought as if its creator was the only one who it could trust. Its obvious hatred of Sophia was also another thing.


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  1. Some Dude said on March 19, 2023 at 11:42 am

    Are these articles AI generated?

    Now the duplicates are more obvious.

    1. boris said on March 19, 2023 at 11:48 pm

      This is below AI generated crap. It is copy of Microsoft Help website article without any relevant supporting text. Anyway you can find this information on many pages.

  2. Paul(us) said on March 20, 2023 at 1:32 am

    Yes, but why post the exact same article under a different title twice on the same day (19 march 2023), by two different writers?
    1.) Excel Keyboard Shortcuts by Trevor Monteiro.
    2.) 70+ Excel Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows by Priyanka Monteiro

    Why oh why?

    1. Clairvaux said on September 6, 2023 at 11:30 am

      Yeah. Tell me more about “Priyanka Monteiro”. I’m dying to know. Indian-Portuguese bot ?

  3. John G. said on August 18, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Probably they will announce that the taskbar will be placed at top, right or left, at your will.

    Special event by they is a special crap for us.

  4. yanta said on August 18, 2023 at 11:59 pm

    If it’s Microsoft, don’t buy it.
    Better brands at better prices elsewhere.

  5. John G. said on August 20, 2023 at 4:22 am

    All new articles have zero count comments. :S

  6. Anonymous said on September 5, 2023 at 7:48 am

    WTF? So, If I add one photo to 5 albums, will it count 5x on my storage?
    It does not make any sense… on google photos, we can add photo to multiple albums, and it does not generate any additional space usage

    I have O365 until end of this year, mostly for onedrive and probably will jump into google one

  7. St Albans Digital Printing Inc said on September 5, 2023 at 11:53 am

    Photo storage must be kept free because customers chose gadgets just for photos and photos only.

  8. Anonymous said on September 5, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    What a nonsense. Does it mean that albums are de facto folders with copies of our pictures?

    1. GG said on September 6, 2023 at 8:24 am

      Sounds exactly like the poor coding Microsoft is known for in non-critical areas i.e. non Windows Core/Office Core.

      I imagine a manager gave an employee the task to create the album feature with hardly any time so they just copied the folder feature with some cosmetic changes.

      And now that they discovered what poor management results in do they go back and do the album feature properly?

      Nope, just charge the customer twice.

      Sounds like a go-getter that needs to be promoted for increasing sales and managing underlings “efficiently”, said the next layer of middle management.

  9. d3x said on September 5, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    When will those comments get fixed? Was every editor here replaced by AI and no one even works on this site?

  10. Scroogled said on September 5, 2023 at 10:47 pm

    Instead of a software company, Microsoft is now a fraud company.

  11. ard said on September 7, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    For me this is proof that Microsoft has a back-door option into all accounts in their cloud.
    quote “…… as the MSA key allowed the hacker group access to virtually any cloud account at Microsoft…..”

    so this MSA key which is available to MS officers can give access to all accounts in MS cloud.This is the backdoor that MS has into the cloud accounts. Lucky I never got any relevant files of mine in their (MS) cloud.

  12. Andy Prough said on September 7, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    >”Now You: what is your theory?”

    That someone handed an employee a briefcase full of cash and the employee allowed them access to all their accounts and systems.

    Anything that requires 5-10 different coincidences to happen is highly unlikely. Occam’s razor.

  13. TelV said on September 8, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Good reason to never login to your precious machine with a Microsoft a/c a.k.a. as the cloud.

  14. Anonymous said on September 18, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    The GAFAM are always very careless about our software automatically sending to them telemetry and crash dumps in our backs. It’s a reminder not to send them anything when it’s possible to opt out, and not to opt in, considering what they may contain. And there is irony in this carelessness biting them back, even if in that case they show that they are much more cautious when it’s their own data that is at stake.

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