When they typed “Chrome” into a Microsoft browser search bar, they unexpectedly received a full-screen chat with a Bing AI bot suggesting Bing features instead of the expected search results.
This browser behavior was observed by users all over the world, not just in a specific country, which excludes the possibility of Microsoft experimenting in a specific region.
Massive criticism of such actions by Redmonds has already begun on the Web. Users claim that the company is essentially “faking” AI interactions to promote its own product rather than respecting the user’s intent.
Note that Microsoft has recently actively denied the desire to push Edge where it is not needed. But steps like the current one only undermine the company’s credibility in the field of AI.
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