Google’s Gemini demo is now getting accused of being ‘fake’

A “hands-on” tech demo of Google’s new artificial intelligence model Gemini has gone from being the talk of the town to being accused by critics of being “basically entirely fake.”

The six-minute video, which garnered 2.1 million views on YouTube since its release on Dec. 7, shows it seamlessly interacting with a human operator in seemingly real-time, including analyzing a duck drawing, hand gestures, and inventing a game called “Guess the Country” with just an image prompt of the world map. 

However, Oriol Vinyals, a Google Deepmind executive has since clarified that while the user prompts and outputs in the video are real, it has been “shortened for brevity.” In reality,…

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