Google halts its embarrassingly woke ‘Gemini’ AI

Google has decided to temporarily halt the functionality of its advanced AI image generator, Gemini, due to concerns over the creation of historically inaccurate images. 

The tech behemoth took to X/Twitter to announce that it is diligently working on refining the image generation feature of Gemini, particularly concerning depictions of historical events and figures. This move comes as a response to the tool’s tendency to produce images that, while diverse and generally inclusive, have not always aligned with historical accuracy.

The pause in Gemini’s image generation capability, specifically related to human figures, is seen as a step towards enhancing the tool’s reliability and factual correctness. 

Google’s commitment to rectifying these issues was further highlighted in a statement by Jack Krawczyk, the product lead, who emphasized the importance of accurate historical representation and the company’s ongoing efforts to improve the AI’s output in this regard.

“We’re already working to address recent issues with Gemini’s image generation feature. While we do this, we’re going to pause the image generation of people and will re-release an improved version soon,” the original tweet read. 

This development is part of Google’s broader efforts to stay competitive in the rapidly evolving AI landscape, marked by significant advancements and growing public scrutiny of AI technologies’ societal impacts. 

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