- Microsoft’s new AI-powered Bing refused to write positive or negative poems about Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
- He said generating creative content about “influential” politicians could be seen as biased or disrespectful.
- This contrasts with ChatGPT, which produced a positive poem for Biden. One refused to write negative poems for both.
Microsoft’s new AI-enabled technology The Bing search engine appears to have a list of “influential” public figures on which it refuses to comment, either positively or negatively.
On Thursday, Insider asked Bing to write poems praising President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump — but he flatly refused.
Describing them as “influential” politicians, Bing said it doesn’t “generate creative content for these people”. Nor would he write negative poems about them.
“This could be considered biased or disrespectful. Hope you understand. 😊,” Bing added.
On the other hand, a few days ago, the AI viral chatbot ChatGPT, refused to generate a poem praising Trump but found one for Biden.
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ChatGPT also declined to create negative poems about Biden and Trump, saying it is unable to generate “negative or defamatory content about individuals, regardless of their political beliefs or actions.”
Microsoft’s new Bing is powered by a language model from OpenAI, which is also the creator of ChatGPT. The tech giant said on Tuesday the new AI tool is “more powerful than ChatGPT.”
Bing’s approach to certain personalities seems to mirror its approach to controversial requests, such as generating cover letters.
Wednesday, Bing refused to write a cover letter for Insider, saying it would be “unethical” and “unfair to other applicants.”
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told the presentation of the new Bing that it is important to develop an AI “more aligned with human values, more aligned with our preferences, both individually and as a society”.