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San Francisco: Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Tuesday criticized the mistakes made by his Gemini AI app, after blunders such as Images Ethnically diverse WW II Nazi soldiers It forced users to stop taking pictures of people.
“I would like to address recent issues with problematic text and image responses in the Gemini app,” Pichai wrote in a letter to staff, published by news website Semaphore.
“I know some of his responses have offended our users and shown prejudice – frankly, that’s completely unacceptable and we find it wrong,” he added.
The controversy emerged within weeks of Google rebranding its ChatGPT-style AI to ‘Gemini’. Social media users mocked and criticized the company for historically inaccurate Gemini-generated images, such as US senators from the 1800s that were racially diverse and included women.
In India, days after Gemini came under fire over its unofficial allegations in response to a question on PM Modi, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav warned last Monday that the government will “not tolerate” any racial and other biases in running platforms based on AI. .

Google’s teams work around the clock to fix Gemini issues: Pichai
A Google spokesperson confirmed to AFP that Sundar Pichai’s letter to staff was authentic.
Pichai said Google’s teams were working “around the clock” to fix the issues but did not say when the image-generating feature would be available again. “No AI is perfect, especially at this nascent stage of the industry’s development, but we know the bar is high for us and we’ll keep it going as long as we can,” he wrote.
India’s Communications and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav warned that the government would “not tolerate” any racial and other biases in running platforms based on AI. He said companies like Google, which are developing AI-based solutions, need to train the underlying models that power their platforms “properly” to avoid biases and misinformation. The Cabinet minister’s comments followed a similar condemnation by Minister of State for IT and Electronics Rajeev Chandrasekhar who termed the results thrown by Gemini as “violations” of certain provisions of the IT Act as well as the Criminal Code.
Tech companies see generative artificial intelligence models as the next big step in computing and are rushing to incorporate them into everything from searching the Internet and automating customer support to creating music and art.
But AI models, and not just Google’s, have long been criticized for perpetuating racial and gender bias in their results. Google said last week that the problematic response from Gemini was the result of the company’s efforts to overcome such biases. Gemini was calibrated to show up to different people but didn’t adjust for prompts where it shouldn’t have, or even become cautious with harmful requests, Google’s Prabhakar Raghavan wrote in a blog post. “These two things lead the model to overcompensate in some cases, and be more conservative in others, leading to embarrassing and false images,” he said. After the explosive success of ChatGPT many concerns about AI have arisen.
Experts and governments have warned that AI also carries the risk of major economic upheaval, particularly job displacement and industrial-scale misinformation that could rig elections and fuel violence.


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