Google CEO says controversial Gemini chatbot rollout was ‘completely unacceptable’

Google CEO Sundar Pichai told staff the generative artificial intelligence bot Gemini’s responses to user queries about race, politics, and current events were “completely unacceptable.”

Pichai addressed Google’s team on Tuesday in a memo on the state of the Gemini chatbot and image generator, which have generated controversy over the past week. Google had to shut down the image generator following outrage because it declined to depict white people and inserted minorities into inappropriate situations, such as images of the Founding Fathers, the pope, or vikings. The chatbot has also come under fire for biased responses on several topics relating to race, gender, and politics, such as the Israel-Hamas war and the origin of COVID-19. Republicans have cited the results as evidence of how “woke” Google is.

“I know that some of its responses have offended our users
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