Why does Copilot stop answering?

Copper Contributor

Frequently when using Copilot, it will stop answering with a message insisting on a change of topic. These refusals to respond don't seem to be associated with the topic under discussion or any objectionable material, but are entirely random. Starting a new topic and restating the unanswered question just gives the same "change topic" message. The only fix is to shut Copilot down and try again later. Needless to say, this is suboptimal.

 

Does anyone know what's going on around here and how to fix it?

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I have seen this a little bit if I have done a lot of turns in a conversation or if I ask it something that triggers the responsible AI protections
I noticed something similar. I was asking Copilot if it was capable of mimicking human emotion, purely out of curiosity to see if I could get it to mimic exactly that- curiosity. However, it then insisted on a conversation refresh, saying it preferred not to discuss that further...
What is that all about?