Jim Jordan, House Republicans demand Google explain if Biden administration influenced ‘woke’ Gemini AI

 House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan wrote a letter to Google's parent company Alphabet on Saturday, demanding the company explain what impact the Biden administration could have on its controversial Gemini AI program.

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"The Committee is investigating how and to what extent the Executive Branch coerced or colluded with Big Tech and other intermediaries to censor Americans' speech," the House Judiciary Committee said in a news release Saturday. "

Gemini faced backlash after allegedly mischaracterizing historical figures like George Washington as Black and prompting a Black woman in Vatican attire to search for "pope." White supremacist Nazis weren't even white.

A week earlier, Google admitted to Fox News Digital that the failure of its AI chatbot to condemn pedophilia was both "appalling and inappropriate" and a spokesperson vowed to make changes.

"Recent reporting alleges that the executive branch, specifically the Biden White House, has influenced the development of Alphabet's Gemini AI model," Jordan's letter to Alphabet said. "On October 30, 2023, President Biden issued an Executive Order on the 'Safe, Secure, and Trusted Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence', claiming to be a comprehensive guide for how the Biden administration will deal with issues such as AI development "Deployment."

Jordan said a report from Google's Gemini team said the tools were evaluated by outside groups, "which were selected based on their alignment with Biden White House executive orders and 'White House commitments' And the company "claimed it worked with these external groups 'to help identify areas for improvement,' including 'social risks' such as alleged 'representational harms.'"

Jordan's letter said Gemini's "corrections" showed his "obvious bias."

He said reporting suggested that Jack Krawczyk, who led the Gemini program, and Jen Jenai, director of Google's Responsible Innovation team, "expressed significant racial and political bias."

He added, "Given that Alphabet has in the past censored First Amendment-protected speech as a result of requests and demands from government agencies, the Committee is concerned about potential First Amendment violations that may occur in connection with Alphabet's Gemini model." Has happened."

Fox News Digital has reached out to Google and Jordan for comment.

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