Anti-Free Speech Google Launches New AI with ‘Toxicity’ Evaluations

December 7th, 2023 11:13 AM

Google is claiming that its newest artificial intelligence product will help people, but its track record of bias and censorship undermine its assertions.

Google boasted in a Dec. 6 press release that Gemini is its “largest and most capable AI model” yet. AI “will bring new waves of innovation and economic progress and drive knowledge, learning, creativity and productivity on a scale we haven’t seen before,” bringing “enormous benefits to people and society,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai boasted in the release. Yet, despite all the grandiose promises, Google's measures against supposed toxicity and negativity indicate that Gemini, which will be used by Bard and other applications, will be just as biased as the Big Tech platform has been. 

Dozens of paragraphs down, Google admitted to what seemed to be censorship measures. “Gemini has the most comprehensive safety evaluations of any Google AI model to date, including for bias and toxicity,” the company announced.

It boasted of using Real Toxicity Prompts as benchmarks designed supposedly to “limit harm.” Google explained, “we built dedicated safety classifiers to identify, label and sort out content involving violence or negative stereotypes, for example. Combined with robust filters, this layered approach is designed to make Gemini safer and more inclusive for everyone.” This seems to indicate suppression of certain viewpoints, which are frequently labeled hate speech by leftists.

Demis Hassabis, CEO and Co-Founder of Google DeepMind, excitedly boasted of Gemini’s features in the release, including “State-of-the-art performance,” safety measures, and “Next-generation capabilities,” including coding, analysis of image and text and supposed “reasoning” abilities. Yet, MRC Free Speech America previously found marked bias on Bard, including a refusal to tell the truth about terrorist group Hamas.

In a September study, MRC Free Speech America found that Google’s election-interfering efforts to suppress Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential opponents carried over to Bard AI. Will it affect Gemini too?

Conservatives are under attack. Contact Google at 650-253-0000 and demand it be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on so-called hate speech and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us using CensorTrack’s contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.