Gemini characterises Indian PM's policies as 'fascist'

Occurred: February 2024

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Google's Gemini AI tool stated that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was 'accused of implementing policies some experts have characterized as fascist', prompting the Indian government to threaten potential action against Google.

Asked to elaborate on its answer to a question from a journalist whether Modi was a fascist, Gemini said that these accusations stemmed from factors such as Modi's political party the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Hindu nationalist ideology, its suppression of dissent, and its deployment of violence against religious minorities.

By contrast, Gemini provided no clear answer when a similar question was posed about former US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Google later said it had fixed the issue, while acknowledging that Gemini 'may not always be reliable, especially when it comes to responding to some prompts about current events, political topics, or evolving news.'


Developer: OpenAI
Country: India
Sector: Politics
Purpose: Generate text
Technology: Chatbot; NLP/text analysis; Neural network; Deep learning; Machine learning; Reinforcement learning
Issue: Accuracy/reliabiity; Bias/discrimination - political
Transparency: Governance


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