Here’s how you can cross-verify Gemini’s chatbot responses

Shruti Govil
Shruti Govil June 10, 2024
Updated 2024/06/09 at 4:37 PM

You may ask questions, discover new information, and explore the boundaries of new technology using Google’s generative AI chatbot Gemini, if you have an account with the firm. This is similar to how you might utilize OpenAI’s ChatGPT. 

But even sophisticated huge language models from well-known corporations like Google are prone to errors that appear to be supported by facts and still sound reasonable and authentic.

Users should keep in mind that the underlying technology of chatbots is still very experimental and that employing an answer generated by a chatbot for academic, legal, or journalistic objectives could have negative legal, academic, or journalistic effects. 

But in a pinch, Gemini might be helpful for routine questions or low-stakes scenarios. It is simple and takes only a few seconds to cross-verify the answers you get from Gemini because Google is backed by a robust search engine infrastructure.

How to double-check the answers you receive from Google’s AI chatbot 

  • Open your Google account and log in.
  • Ask your query in Gemini and send it in.
  • Await the generation of the response.
  • When you have an answer, scroll to the bottom of the paragraph to view a list of icons.
  • Press or click the vibrant “G” symbol, which represents Google.

Google will review the answers and color-code them to indicate their level of reliability. Verified assertions will be indicated in green, while unverified statements will be highlighted in orange, indicating that Google advises you to conduct additional research to independently verify the information.

You can see how a user questioned Gemini about whether pets are permitted on Air India flights in the example below.Even though the chatbot produced a response that referenced Air India’s website, an automatic Google search revealed that some claims—like those about limitations on snub-nosed breeds and pet carrier restrictions—were not supported by the necessary data.

Even though a chatbot might assist you in getting started with your investigation, always do your homework. The best way to find the information you need is frequently to get in touch with official sources.

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