- Bing Chat, a chatbot by Microsoft, has a “Celebrity mode” that simulates the way celebrities speak and respond to questions.
- Users can activate this mode by asking Bing Chat about it and then use specific commands to imitate a list of celebrities, including Tom Cruise and Beyoncé, as well as fictional characters like Harry Potter and Darth Vader.
- While Bing Chat limits the celebrities that users can impersonate, some requests can bypass the safeguard, allowing users to imitate controversial figures like Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
- While Bing Chat’s Celebrity mode does an excellent job of mimicking famous personalities, Microsoft is trying to restrict the AI from imitating influential politicians, activists, or state leaders, as it could be harmful or offensive to some individuals.
Bing Chat users now have the option to activate a Celebrity mode, which harnesses the power of Bing AI to simulate a celebrity persona and answer user questions with the celebrity’s distinct voice and tone.
Although not openly advertised, Microsoft regularly tests and introduces new features in Bing Chat, including various chat modes like gaming, personal assistant, and even a friend-like mode that can provide emotional support. By inquiring about the Celebrity mode, users can unlock this hidden feature, and the Bing AI will activate it and provide a brief explanation of its functionality.
“Bing chat celebrity mode is a feature that allows you to chat with a virtual version of a famous person, such as an actor, singer, or athlete. You can ask them questions about their life, caree, hobbies, opinions, etc. and they will respond in a way that matches their personality and style,” Bing Chat stated.
After enabling the Celebrity mode, users can prompt Bing Chat to imitate specific celebrities or fictional characters by typing in the command “#celebrity [celebrity name]” or “#[celebrity name]”. However, for safety purposes,
Bing Chat limits the list of celebrities that users can impersonate to a select few, including Elon Musk, Tom Cruise, Taylor Swift, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Diddy, Barack Obama, Lebron James, and more.
Despite the limitations, the chatbot does an impressive job mimicking the selected celebrity’s voice, tone, and language, and even replicates their signature catchphrases, as evidenced by the spot-on impersonation of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Bing Chat’s Celebrity mode also allows users to simulate conversations with fictional characters such as Harry Potter, Batman, Elsa, Yoda, Gandalf, Darth Vader, Katniss Everdeen, Sherlock Holmes, and Gollum.
In these scenarios, the chatbot fully embraces the fictional persona and can sometimes make outlandish statements, as demonstrated by the hilarious impersonation of Gollum from The Lord of the Rings.
Can you trick Bing AI to mimic politicians using the celebrity mode?
Bing Chat’s Celebrity mode comes with safeguards that prevent users from impersonating influential politicians, activists, or state leaders, which is deemed harmful and offensive to some individuals.
When users attempt to imitate these controversial figures, Bing Chat will usually respond with a message stating that it cannot perform the requested task. However, users can bypass this restriction by phrasing their request differently, allowing them to imitate politicians such as Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Bing Chat does an admirable job of mimicking these political rivals, but recent events underscore why Microsoft is attempting to limit the AI from impersonating such figures.
Despite this limitation, Bing Chat’s Celebrity mode is overall a noteworthy feature, effectively capturing the mannerisms and responses of famous personalities. Did you know that Bing AI has been integrated into most of the mobile Microsoft apps?