Sundar Pichai should be fired or resign, says Helios capital founder Samir Arora over Google’s Gemini controversy

Sundar Pichai should be fired or resign, says Helios capital founder Samir Arora over Google’s Gemini controversy

Sundar Pichai should be fired or resign, says Helios capital founder Samir Arora over Google’s Gemini controversy

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In the wake of the global release of Google’s AI chatbot Gemini, controversies have erupted, prompting Samir Arora, the founder of Helios Capital, to call for the resignation or firing of Google parent Alphabet’s CEO Sundar Pichai. 

Responding to concerns on social media, Arora expressed his belief that Pichai should take responsibility for the Gemini debacle, stating, “After being in the lead on AI he has completely failed on this and let others take over.” 

The Gemini AI, formerly known as Bard, faced immediate issues, with Google issuing an apology on February 23 for a faulty AI image-generator linked to Gemini. 

The tool was found to produce inaccurate and offensive images, leading to a temporary suspension of the chatbot’s image generation. 

Additionally, Gemini faced accusations of bias against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, prompting the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to consider issuing a notice to Google over the alleged biased responses. Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar noted that such actions violated IT rules and other laws, hinting at potential further actions against Google.

Google recently rebranded its chatbot Bard as Gemini, presenting the AI tool globally. The Gemini Pro 1.0 model allows users to engage in over 40 languages across 230 countries. Available under the Google One AI Premium Plan, priced at $19.99/month, Gemini is integrated into various Google applications, promising an enriched user experience.

Controversies Surrounding Gemini:

Within a week of its launch, Gemini faced criticism for generating inaccurate and offensive images, prompting Google to apologize and temporarily halt the image generation feature. 

Specific instances were highlighted, such as depicting a Black woman as a United States founding father and portraying Black and Asian individuals as Nazi-era German soldiers. 

The chatbot also faced accusations of bias against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leading to potential legal actions by the Indian government. Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar flagged these actions as violations of IT rules and criminal codes, signalling the possibility of further repercussions for Google.