Bing’s new Open AI Chatbot is good for nothing more than reproducing words and ideas that already exist. Like all search engines, Bing AI lives and dies by its algorithms. When it receives an interrogative, it searches its memory (essentially, the entire internet) for similar questions, and then makes a series of informed word-guesses based upon the most common answers. It also draws clues from the initial query, like a psychotherapist who repeats a question back to the patient: “What do YOU think your dream of flying means?” But unlike the analyst, the bot doesn’t ever think, it just synthesizes what has already been said.
Source: AI Chatbots Are Even Scarier Than You Think – CounterPunch.org