Microsoft has expanded its bug bounty program for AI by launching an AI bounty program specifically targeting vulnerabilities in its new AI-powered Bing experiences. The program aims to attract security researchers from around the world to discover vulnerabilities within the AI-powered Bing experience .
The AI bug-bounty program launched by Microsoft focuses on the Bing generative AI chatbot and AI integrations. The program offers rewards ranging from $2,000 to $15,000 for qualified submissions    . Participants must be at least 14 years old and have permission from a legal guardian if they are minors   . The scope of the program includes AI-powered Bing on bing.com   , AI-powered Bing integration in Microsoft Edge      , AI-powered Bing integration in the Microsoft Start app     , and AI-powered Bing integration in the Skype Mobile app   . The goal of the program is to uncover vulnerabilities that have a significant impact on the security of customers within the AI-powered “Bing experience.” Researchers must ensure that the vulnerability has not been previously reported  , is of critical or important severity  , and is reproducible on the latest version of the product  .
In the past year  , Microsoft paid $13.8 million in rewards to security researchers who reported 1,180 vulnerabilities across 17 different bug bounty programs  . The company has expanded its bug bounty program to include on-premises Exchange , SharePoint  , and Skype for Business  , and increased the maximum awards for high-impact security flaws reported through the Microsoft 365 program .
The AI Bug Bounty program launched by Microsoft rewards individuals for improving the AI-powered Bing experience . The program offers rewards ranging from $2,000 to $15,000 and focuses on enhancing security against emerging vulnerabilities . Microsoft aims to keep its customers updated on evolving tools and security concerns . The AI incentive program is the result of extensive research and development , including an AI security research challenge and an update to Microsoft’s vulnerability severity rating for AI systems . Researchers who contribute to the discovery and fixing of vulnerabilities may receive public recognition and points in Microsoft’s researcher recognition program .