Gemini, Google’s AI tool temporarily halted after generating ‘inaccurate’ historical images

Gemini, Google’s AI tool temporarily halted after generating ‘inaccurate’ historical images
Gemini, Google’s AI tool temporarily halted after generating ‘inaccurate’ historical images
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Google announced on Thursday that it is discontinuing its artificial intelligence image generation function GEMINI after saying it provides “inaccurate” historical images, reports CNBC.

By the Observator editorial team on 23.02.2024, 15:14

Users on social media have complained that the AI ​​tool generates images of historical figures – such as the founding fathers of the US – as black people, calling it inaccurate. Google said in a post on X on Wednesday that the AI ​​function can “generate a wide range of people. And that’s generally a good thing, because people all over the world use it.” The company stated that the software function “misses the target”, adding that it is “working to immediately improve this type of representations”.

Google issued an updated statement on Thursday, saying it would discontinue Gemini’s ability to generate images of people and relaunch an “improved” version soon.

Gemini, Google’s answer to OpenAI tools

The imaging tool was launched in early February by Gemini, which was previously called Bard. It faces challenges at a time when Google is trying to catch up with Microsoft-backed OpenAI.

Gemini declined to produce any images Thursday morning when tested by a CNBC reporter.

While Google struggles with creating images through Gemini, Open AI last week released Sora, its new generative AI model that is capable of producing videos from users’ text messages.

The company’s imaging capabilities reflect the tech giant’s “global user base,” and it takes “representation and bias” seriously, Jack Krawczyk, senior product director for Gemini at Google, said Wednesday. “We’ll continue to do this for open requests (pictures of a person walking a dog are universal!). Historical contexts are more nuanced and we’ll continue to adapt to accommodate that,” Krawczyk said in a post on X .

Google launched Gemini, its most advanced AI model, at the end of 2023. This month, it also renamed Bard, its ChatGPT competitor, to Gemini.

Google went on to launch a subscription service to a more powerful version of the AI ​​model.

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Gemini, Google’s AI tool temporarily halted after generating ‘inaccurate’ historical images

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