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Google prohibited AI chatbot Gemini from discussing US election

Google prohibited AI chatbot Gemini from discussing US election hoto: Google has banned its AI Gemini from discussing US elections. (Getty Images)

Google has prohibited its AI-powered chatbot Gemini from engaging in conversations and responding to questions about the US presidential elections to minimize the inadvertent creation of fake news triggers, informs Reuters.

Google noted that when asked about elections, the chatbot advises users to turn to the search engine: "I'm still learning how to answer this question. In the meantime, try Google Search."

"In preparation for the many elections happening around the world in 2024 and out of an abundance of caution, we are restricting the types of election-related queries for which Gemini will return responses," a company representative stated.

In addition to the United States, elections will take place in several major countries in 2024, including South Africa and India.

What preceded

It was previously reported that Google is discontinuing the operation of the image generator in the Gemini artificial intelligence chatbot. This happened after it began creating inaccurate historical photographs. The issue arose as users started complaining about inaccurate photos, particularly of historical figures.

Google states that Gemini is expected to become a key component of the company's AI functions, challenging competitors including OpenAI's ChatGPT. Google CEO Sundar Pichai emphasized that the emergence of this new algorithm signifies the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence development.