Alphabet Shares Take a Tumble, Erase $70 Billion, After Woke Gemini Chatbot ‘Hallucinates’ and Shows Crazy Racial Bias

by Paul Serran at

Just imagine that you are investor excited about the seemingly endless opportunities that Artificial Intelligence will provide for the future of our Information Society.

You decide to be a part of it, and invest your hard-earned money in one of the leading forces of the business: Alphabet, the owner of Google, one of the largest and most powerful tech companies in the world.

The you sit back, relax and pay attention, assured that Google will kick ass and produce the best, most innovative products, maybe even faster than anyone else. Right?

Well, so far – wrong.

Google’s parent company lost more than $70 billion in market value in a single trading day.

The price move was a result of its ‘woke’ chatbot’s bizarre image ‘debacle’.

Shares of Alphabet sank 4.4% to close at $138.75 on Monday.

New York Post reported:

“The massive hit came after Google was forced to pause its Gemini chatbot’s image creation tool – which was churning out factually and historically inaccurate images such as Black Vikings, female NHL players, “diverse” versions of America’s Founding Fathers and even an Asian woman dressed in a Nazi-era German soldier’s uniform.

The chatbot’s bizarre behavior could fuel public concerns that Google is “an unreliable source for AI,” Melius Research analyst Ben Reitzes warned in a note to investors.”

Social media users have gone as far as blasting the Gemini tool as ‘unusable’.