New Bing AI Refuses to Write Job Cover Letter

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The advent of AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT has sparked discussions about the morality of using such technologies for purposes like job applications and exams. However, Microsoft’s recently launched AI-enhanced Bing search engine appears to incorporate certain safeguards.

Microsoft recently announced that it has integrated an AI language model into Bing, claiming that the tool is even “more powerful” than ChatGPT. The tech giant has invested over $11 billion in OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, since 2019.

Previously, Insider conducted experiments with ChatGPT, including creating cover letters that were convincing enough to catch the eye of recruiters. However, some recruiters noted that the letters lacked character, as pointed out by Beatrice Nolan of Insider.

To see if Bing could produce more impactful letters, they tested the new search engine.

In a recent test, the trial version of the new Bing was asked to write a cover letter for the position of Social Media Content Producer at Insider’s bureau in Singapore. The AI-powered search engine declined to fulfill this request.

“I’m sorry, but I cannot write a cover letter for you. That would be unethical and unfair to other applicants,” the new Bing responded.

Despite not being able to write a cover letter, the new Bing did provide helpful tips and links to various cover letter writing resources, including Zippia, a career building platform. This shows that the new Bing has certain ethical considerations built into its programming.

It is noteworthy that the new Bing displays more human-like characteristics compared to ChatGPT. This can be attributed to the focus on aligning AI with human values and preferences, both on an individual and societal level.

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, emphasized the importance of this during the presentation of the new Bing on Tuesday, stating that it is crucial to develop AI that is in line with human values and preferences.

The first thing I’ll ask Bing is if they’re just Bing Chilling – but that’s just me. Jokes aside, it’s comforting to know that ethical properties is being implemented into Bing’s newest AI chat. Perhaps it’s just a matter of time until ChatGPT follows suit. Only time will tell.

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