Google will push AI features despite slip-ups

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Google is one of the biggest AI companies in the world, but that doesn’t mean that its AI is all that good. As powerful as the Gemini-powered products are, they certainly make a bunch of mistakes. Well, the newly-appointed Google Search head said that Google will continue to push AI features despite slip-ups.

No AI tool is without its mishaps, but Google seems to be the company making the most blunders with its tools. Bard’s first hallucination happened when it was unveiled, Gemini’s image generator was making racially inaccurate pictures, and we can’t forget about the whole glue-on-pizza debacle.

Google will launch AI features despite slip-ups

You’d think that, with all of the mess-ups that Google’s AI tools have gone through, the company would slow things down and really make sure that its tools are functional before launching them. Well, you’d think wrong!

The newly-appointed head of Google Search, Liv Reid, spoke to Google’s employees in a company-wide meeting. CNBC was able to obtain audio from the meeting, and it revealed Google’s problematic approach to AI. “It is important that we don’t hold back features just because there might be occasional problems, but more as we find the problems, we address them,” she said. “When we find new problems, we should do the extensive testing but we won’t always find everything and that just means that we respond.”

So, it sounds like she’s suggesting that the company roll out new features and address the problems after they arise. That seems like the company’s plan ever since it launched Bard, so what’s new? Of course, other models have had issues in the past, but when was the last time that a large ChatGPT slip-up made the news? What was the last time DALL-E had to be rolled back due to a massive error?

Google is a large and powerful company, but it’s rushing. How much longer will this go on until people start losing faith in its products? Sure, if users start to lose faith, that’ll be bad, but once investors start to lose faith, that’s when the company might need to panic.