Google Suspends Creation of AI-Generated Images Due to Racial Bias Issues

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  • February 22, 2024
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Google has announced a temporary halt on the feature of its Gemini AI that creates images of individuals, in response to discoveries that the tool produced historically inaccurate representations.

The decision comes after Gemini was noted for generating varied depictions of figures such as the US Founding Fathers and soldiers from the Nazi era, seemingly as part of an effort to challenge the gender and racial stereotypes typically associated with generative AI technologies.

As per our previous news Google’s AI Image Generation Tool Gemini Faces ‘Woke’ Backlash, this project, which focuses on the generation of digital images of people, has sparked a lively debate over privacy concerns and the accuracy of AI-generated content,

Google said in a post on X on Thursday, “We’re already working to address recent issues with Gemini’s image generation feature. We’re going to pause the image generation of people and will re-release an improved version soon.”

Google’s decision to pause the Gemini project is a testament to the company’s commitment to responsible AI development. In a statement, Google emphasized the importance of developing technology that respects privacy and promotes trust.

Here is the official tweet by Google:

Although Google stated, “inaccuracies in some historical image generation depictions.”

This statement was still not enough to justify the damage that has been done. People still seem to be very angry about this.

Here is one more response to the Google official tweet:

A lot of people have some really controversial remarks to say

The temporary pause of Google’s Gemini project reflects a growing awareness within the tech industry of the ethical responsibilities that come with AI advancements.

By prioritizing ethical considerations over rapid deployment, Google sets a standard for responsible innovation, ensuring that technology serves the greater good while respecting individual privacy and societal norms.

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