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Vivek Ramaswamy slams Google’s Gemini, calls it ‘globally embarrassing’

Google has temporarily halted the image generation capabilities for the Gemini AI chatbot

Ramaswamy criticized the Google AI chatbot, labeling it as / Image - X @VivekRamaswamy

US presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy criticized Google's recent AI rollout, dubbed 'Gemini,' labeling it a "global embarrassment."

The biotech entrepreneur pointed out controversies surrounding the chatbot's text-to-image generation feature, citing "inaccuracies in some historical image generation depictions" as the cause for concern.

The 38-year-old further criticized the Google AI chatbot, labeling it as "blatantly racist." He also pointed fingers at the company, accusing them of "programming their employees with broken incentives."

Taking to X (formerly Twitter), Ramaswamy posted, "The globally embarrassing rollout of Google’s LLM has proves that James Damore was 100% correct about Google’s descent into an ideological echo chamber. Employees working on Gemini surely realized it was a mistake to make it so blatantly racist, but they likely kept their mouths shut because they didn’t want to get fired like Damore."

"These companies program their employees with broken incentives, and those employees then program the AI with the same biases," he added.



Google’s response

Google has temporarily halted the image generation capabilities for the Gemini AI chatbot. The company acknowledged the inaccuracies and pledged to reintroduce a refined version of the feature in the future.

“We’re working to improve these kinds of depictions immediately. Gemini’s AI image generation does generate a wide range of people. And that’s generally a good thing because people around the world use it. But it’s missing the mark here," the Mountain View, California-based company said in a statement on X.



Confirming that it temporarily halted the image generation feature of Gemini, the tech giant added that it is actively working to resolve the issue. “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 statement noted.

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