Google pauses Gemini’s image generation tool over inaccurate images

Google’s Gemini image generation tool has been put on a temporary pause over inaccurate image generation.

People have taken to social media to criticize Google’s Gemini over its inaccurate image of people in history, an example of which is the founding fathers, as people of color.

In a post on X, Google states that they’re “working to improve these kinds of depictions immediately.”

The post continues by saying that Gemini creates imagery that includes a wide variety of individuals, which is generally appreciated due to the fact that people all over the world use the platform.

However, Google acknowledges that Gemini is “missing the mark” when it comes to generating inaccurate images of people in history.

Some comments on the post criticize Gemini for being “too woke,” suggesting that the platform is biased toward Caucasians, with one comment telling Google to “unwoke themselves.”

Google’s Gemini was introduced in December 2023, and the image generator tool was launched at the start of February 2024.

Similar to ChatGPT, Gemini works using a prompt and response model with the LLM answering a user’s query based on what the chatbot already knows and by scouring Google services.

Google has temporarily suspended Gemini and plans to “re-release an improved version soon.”