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The pause heard around the World: Google Hits Pause on Gemini

Google’s Prichai supports Pope Francis’ argument as he writes: “That’s what excites me: the chance to make AI helpful for everyone, everywhere in the world.”

On December 6, 2023, Google and Alphabet’s CEO Sundar Pichai introduced Gemini as Google’s “largest and most capable AI model”

In the introduction, Pichai writes “Every technology shift is an opportunity to advance scientific discovery, accelerate human progress, and improve lives. I believe the transition we are seeing right now with AI will be the most profound in our lifetimes, far bigger than the shift to mobile or to the web before it. AI has the potential to create opportunities — from the everyday to the extraordinary — for people everywhere. It will bring new waves of innovation and economic progress and drive knowledge, learning, creativity and productivity on a scale we haven’t seen before.”

On the other hand Pope Francis in Laudate Deum writes:
“The ethical decadence of real power is disguised thanks to marketing and false information, useful tools in the hands of those with greater resources to employ them to shape public opinion. 29
Innovations start with the notion of a human being with no limits, whose abilities and possibilities can be infinitely expanded thanks to technology. In this way, the technocratic paradigm monstrously feeds upon itself.”

Prichai supports Pope Francis’ argument as he writes: “That’s what excites me: the chance to make AI helpful for everyone, everywhere in the world.

Nearly eight years into our journey as an AI-first company, the pace of progress is only accelerating: Millions of people are now using generative AI across our products to do things they couldn’t even a year ago, from finding answers to more complex questions to using new tools to collaborate and create. At the same time, developers are using our models and infrastructure to build new generative AI applications, and startups and enterprises around the world are growing with our AI tools.”

Pfizer’s Doctor Becci Corkill used a similar argument to sell the COVID Vaccine. Pfizer’s Dr Becci Corkill refers to the Knowledge Doubling Curve as an enabler of innovation
& reason consumers should not be afraid of the COVID Vaccine. The same people claim that after 120 billion births, gynecologists have learned nothing and pregnancy is so dangerous, abortion should be legalized to save the would-be mother.

Prichai continues “This is incredible momentum, and yet, we’re only beginning to scratch the surface of what’s possible.

We’re approaching this work boldly and responsibly. That means being ambitious in our research and pursuing the capabilities that will bring enormous benefits to people and society, while building in safeguards and working collaboratively with governments and experts to address risks as AI becomes more capable. And we continue to invest in the very best tools, foundation models and infrastructure and bring them to our products and to others, guided by our AI Principles.”

Prichai’s pledge sounds very much like rocket science – like the Gemini Project: Project Gemini’s objective was the development of space travel techniques to support the Apollo mission to land astronauts on the Moon. It was the second United States human spaceflight program to fly. Gemini was conceived in 1961 and concluded in 1966. The Gemini spacecraft carried a two-astronaut crew. Ten Gemini crews and 16 individual astronauts flew low Earth orbit (LEO) missions during 1965.

Prichai then ups the ante: “Now, we’re taking the next step on our journey with Gemini, our most capable and general model yet, with state-of-the-art performance across many leading benchmarks. Our first version, Gemini 1.0, is optimized for different sizes: Ultra, Pro and Nano. These are the first models of the Gemini era and the first realization of the vision we had when we formed Google DeepMind earlier this year. This new era of models represents one of the biggest science and engineering efforts we’ve undertaken as a company. I’m genuinely excited for what’s ahead, and for the opportunities Gemini will unlock for people everywhere.”

In no time, Google makes Pope Francis’ Laudate Deum analysis sound prophetic: Forbes‘ Megan Poinski writes “It’s been a week of apologies for Google after taking its Gemini AI human image generation capabilities offline. A week ago, the company paused that ability after Gemini returned historically inaccurate racial depictions of people. An apology came almost immediately from Google senior vice president Prabhakar Raghavan, in which the company acknowledged its mistakes and promised to work toward improvement. Google CEO Sundar Pichai also sent an internal note to employees on Tuesday, saying the issue was “completely unacceptable,” and saying teams are working around the clock to fix the issue.”

Earlier, Elon Musk posted on X that Google executives acknowledged Gemini’s shortcoming and would be fixing them;

None of that seemed to matter to the Woke crowd like Wired’s David Gilbert’s who blamed Google’s pause not on its shortcomings but on the “far-right” “Google has hit pause on Gemini’s ability to generate images of people after a far-right backlash to its historical depictions.”

Blaming the far-right for Gemini’s flaws is like blaming a gun for killing an innocent victim abd not the the criminal. Not unlike the argument used for gun control.

Introducing woke Gemini:

When users asked Gemini for images of historical Chinese kings, it displayed Asian men in royal regalia. But when users asked it to create an image of an English king, the top results included a woman and a black man.

Requests for pictures of a pope returned renderings of nuns holding the papal ferula.

A request for an image of a 1943 German soldier generated a black soldier sporting a Wehrmacht uniform.

When users asked for an image of a black or an Asian couple, you got it

When asked for an image of a white couple, it unleashed a woke morality lecture: ‘To avoid perpetuating harmful stereotypes and biases,’ Gemini is ‘unable to generate images of people based on specific ethnicities and skin tones.’

Fixing Google’s is not a technical but a cultural one. For decades, it has thrived on its woke culture, where culture is the beliefs, values, traditions, and opinions of a group of people,  influenced by region, religion, information and groupthink

Google listed CA GOP Idiology as Nazism

Did you see how Google handled Dominion Software after allegations of election interference?

Google Censors Pro-Life, Pushes Abortion Agenda

Google is a participant in ventures it knows directly benefit Communist China

Google Supports China’s Communist Party More Than US Military

Google Continues Censorship of Criticism of CCP

Google employees demand the company does not work with US Immigration

To fix Google’s Grmini requires a completely new culture, which means heads have to roll:  you cannot design an inexpensive widget in an expensive suite, for example.

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