Growing Calls for Sundar Pichai to Step Down as Google CEO

Mahek Baid
Mahek Baid March 2, 2024
Updated 2024/03/02 at 9:10 AM

In recent weeks, there has been growing pressure for Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, to step down from his position. This comes after a series of controversies related to the company’s use of artificial intelligence (AI).

The trouble began with Google’s AI chatbot called Gemini. Initially, people were excited about its image generation feature. However, things went downhill quickly. Gemini’s creations were criticized for being strange and inaccurate. Google had to remove this feature and promised to fix it before reintroducing it. Sundar Pichai himself called the situation “completely unacceptable.”

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The Gemini incident is just one of the many problems that Google is facing. For instance, the company has been launching products too quickly without thorough testing. During a demo of Gemini’s predecessor, Bard, the chatbot stumbled embarrassingly. As a major tech player, Google needs to be more careful. Some experts believe that Google is falling behind in the AI race and needs to be more innovative and bold. Furthermore, Gemini’s text generation capabilities have also been questionable, as the chatbot gave a strangely neutral response when asked about Elon Musk and Hitler.

The question now is whether Sundar Pichai can weather this storm and lead Google to redemption. The tech world is closely watching as the stakes are high.

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