Gemini chatbot

Released: February 2023

Gemini is a generative AI chatbot developed by Google that 'seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence and creativity of our large language models.'

First named Bard and launched in February 2023, Bard was initially based on the LaMDA family of large language models and later upgraded to PaLM.

System databank

Operator: Alphabet/Google
Developer: Alphabet/Google

Country: USA

Sector: Technology

Purpose: Provide information, communicate

Technology: Chatbot; NLP/text analysis; Neural networks; Deep learning; Machine learning
Issue: Accuracy/reliability; Bias/discrimination; Confidentiality; Copyright; Mis/disinformation; Privacy; Safety

Transparency: Governance; Black box

Risks and harms

Incidents driven by and relating to Bard recorded and categorised using AIAAIC's current risk and harms classifications and definitions include:


Bard has been found to be inaccurate and unreliable. The system:

Political bias





Page info
Type: System
Published: February 2023
Last updated: March 2024