- Users of Microsoft’s Bing AI chatbot recently discovered that it has a celebrity mode.
- The celebrity mode allows users to impersonate celebrities.
- Insider tried the celeb mode on famous characters and people to test its accuracy.
Users of Microsoft’s Bing AI chatbot recently discovered the application has a secret mode that can impersonate celebrities, politicians, and even fictional characters.
The celebrity mode, first reported by BleepingComputer last week, is part of a series of secret modes users can access with Bing AI. The feature can be turned on by typing “Bing Celebrity Mode” or by simply asking the chatbot to impersonate a celebrity.
In celebrity mode, you can spark friendly conversations, ask questions, or even annoy your favorite stars.
There are still some worrisome aspects to this mode. Gizmodo first reported when Bing was asked to impersonate Andrew Tate, the chatbot went on a misogynistic rant — provoking fears the alternate mode could allow users to jump over Bing’s safety guardrails.
(This reporter also tried speaking to the AI Tate and found when it began spouting offensive answers, the chatbot would sometimes stop itself halfway, delete the text, and replace it with a message saying it would not answer the question.)
The chatbot also allows for some interesting conversations with famous people. Some impersonations were much better than others, but Bing AI could never quite shed its robotic tendencies — I found I got better answers when I set the chatbot to the “More Creative” conversation mode.
Microsoft did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.