Is Modi fascist? Google AI tool's 'bias' response irks IT ministry

    The Hawk
    February23/ 2024
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    Google's AI Gemini criticized for biased responses against PM Modi, violating IT rules and criminal codes, raising concerns on AI ethics and bias. Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar highlights the issue, signaling potential actions against Google.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking in Varanasi

    New Delhi: Google's AI tool Gemini's response to a question around Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in direct violation of IT rules as well as several provisions of the criminal code, minister of state for electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Friday.

    The minister took cognizance of the issue raised by verified account of a journalist alleging bias in Google Gemini in response to a question on Modi while it gave no clear answer when a similar question was tossed for Trump and Zelenskyy.

    "These are direct violations of Rule 3(1)(b) of Intermediary Rules (IT rules) of the IT act and violations of several provisions of the Criminal code," Chandrasekhar said on social media platform X.

    The minister marked the post to Google and the Ministry of Electronics and IT indicating further action in the matter.

    The journalist has shared a screenshot in which a question was asked to Google Gemini about Modi.

    In response, Gemini made uncharitable comments about Prime Minister Modi but was circumspect when the same query was posed about Trump and Zelenskyy.