Is Google too broken to be fixed? Investors 'deeply frustrated and angry,' former insider warns

Posted 29 days ago

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A former Google executive revealed that investors are "deeply frustrated" that the scandal surrounding their Gemini artificial intelligence (AI) model is becoming a "real threat" to the tech company.

Google has issued several apologies for Gemini after critics slammed the AI for creating "woke" content.

The Production Board CEO David Friedberg, a former Google executive, weighed in on the controversy on the technology podcast "All-In," which he co-hosts with fellow entrepreneurs and investors Chamath Palihapitiya, David Sacks and Jason Calacanis.

Many investors are "deeply frustrated and angry" that AI could hurt Google's monopoly, Friedberg said.

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"The real threat to Google is more so, are they in a position to maintain their search monopoly or maintain the chunk of profits that drive the business under the threat of AI? Are they adapting? And less so about the anger around woke and DEI," Friedberg explained.

"Because most of the investors I spoke with aren’t angry about the woke, DEI search engine, they’re angry about the fact that such a blunder happened and that it indicates that Google may not be able to compete effectively and isn’t organized to compete effectively just from a consumer competitiveness perspective," he continued.... (Read more)