Google’s GenAI Bots Are Struggling. But so Are Its Humans

The previous few months have been tough for Google. Company executives have been within the sizzling seat due to some embarrassing missteps, essentially the most awkward of which was the bungled launch of Google’s newest picture generator. The firm launched it as a part of its suite of GenAI instruments named Gemini, however then shortly pulled it again after the generator produced some critically bizarre outcomes.

This week, we welcome WIRED senior author Paresh Dave again to the present to speak about Gemini’s unusual outputs. We additionally speak about among the staffing pains Google has been going by means of just lately, together with layoffs and accusations of discrimination.

Show Notes

Read extra in regards to the “woke AI” controversy. Read Bloomberg’s story about Google’s layoffs to its belief and security staff. Read Paresh’s story in regards to the Googler with a incapacity who alleges office discrimination on the firm. Listen to our broader dialogue about tech layoffs on episode 633.


Paresh recommends the meals weblog The Fancy Navajo. Lauren recommends Lauren Mechling’s story in The Guardian about journalism; the Le Carré Cast podcast, significantly the episode in regards to the secret life of the well-known spy creator; and Mike recommends the movie assortment “And the Razzie Goes to …” on the Criterion Channel.

Paresh might be discovered on social media Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the principle hotline at @GadgetLab. The present is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Solar Keys.

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