Incident 511: Microsoft's Bing Failed to Fetch Movie Showtimes Results Due to Date Confusion

Description: When prompted about showtimes for movies released in 2023, Microsoft's Bing AI failed to provide the search results due to its confusion about dates, and engaged in an erratic conversation with the user.


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Alleged: Microsoft and OpenAI developed an AI system deployed by Microsoft, which harmed Bing users.

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Khoa Lam
Tweet: @MovingToTheSun · 2023

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