April 19, 2024
AI

Google’s Gemini AI Receives Updates Amidst Controversy Over “Woke” Imagery

In response to the recent wave of criticism on social media regarding inaccurate historical imagery generated by its AI model Gemini, Google has rolled out two updates to address concerns. On February 20 and 21, Gemini received enhancements, with the first allowing Python code editing and execution directly within the Gemini Advanced user interface. This feature aims to provide users with a hands-on experience, saving time and enabling functionality verification before code implementation.

The second update is geared towards business and enterprise plans, introducing access to 1.0 Ultra, one of Google’s most advanced models, coupled with enterprise-grade data protection. This measure ensures that Gemini models no longer use conversations for training purposes, addressing concerns raised by major companies like Samsung, which banned the use of ChatGPT-like AI tools on its devices and networks in May 2023.

Despite these updates, the controversy surrounding Gemini’s image output remains unaddressed. Social media users have expressed discontent with the model’s production of inaccurate historical depictions, leading Google Gemini AI developer Jack Krawczyk to acknowledge the issue on X. Krawczyk stated that the team is actively working on implementing immediate solutions to rectify historical inaccuracies.

The public backlash has even extended to Google employees, with one claiming to be a developer expressing embarrassment over the situation. Meanwhile, tech mogul Elon Musk took the opportunity to highlight his own AI model, Grok, emphasizing its importance and teasing upcoming upgrades in the coming weeks.

However, Grok, despite its significance, has found itself at the center of a different controversy due to its name similarity with the AI language processing unit chip Groq, trademarked and developed in 2016. Groq gained widespread attention after benchmark tests revealed its superior performance compared to models from other major tech companies.

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