Incident 467: Google's Bard Shared Factually Inaccurate Info in Promo Video

Description: Google's conversational AI "Bard" was shown in the company's promotional video providing false information about which satellite first took pictures of a planet outside the Earth's solar system, reportedly causing shares to temporarily plummet.


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Alleged: Google developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Google and Google shareholders.

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Google Stock Tumbles Nearly 8% After Bard Ad Shows Inaccurate Answer, AI Race Heats Up · 2023

Alphabet (GOOGL) tumbled Wednesday after Google's parent company published a new ad for its Bard artificial intelligence chatbot that offered an incorrect answer. Google stock fell nearly 8% after the ad fluke.

Google posted a video on Twit…

Google shares tank 8% as AI chatbot Bard flubs answer in ad · 2023

Shares of Google’s parent company lost more than $100bn in market value on Wednesday after its Bard chatbot advertisement showed inaccurate information and analysts said its AI search event lacked details on how it will answer Microsoft’s C…

Google slumps nearly 8%; analysts see Microsoft winning AI-linked PR battle · 2023

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) shares slumped nearly 8% after the tech giant showed off several artificial intelligence-linked updates to its products and services on Wednesday, but analysts said Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is winning the early PR battl…

AI stocks soar on ChatGPT’s success, Google shares fall 8% as its rival chatbot Bard AI makes error in demo · 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) stocks continued to gain traction on Wednesday as investors impressed by the capabilities of OpenAI’s chatbot ChatGPT staked their positions in public companies developing other promising AI technologies.


A robot’s $100 billion error: Alphabet shares tank after its ChatGPT rival makes a mistake in its very first ad · 2023

The artificial intelligence wars are heating up, with tech companies large and small racing to outdo one another and get their A.I.-powered product to market. But the mistakes by the nascent technology are starting to pile up, and Google’s …

Alphabet shares fall 7% following Google's A.I. event · 2023

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the Google I/O keynote session at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on May 7, 2019.

Shares of Google's parent Alphabet closed down more than 7% on Wednesday after the company held an …

Google’s AI chatbot Bard had an inaccurate response in public demo · 2023

Google’s much-hyped new AI chatbot tool Bard, which has yet to be released to the public, is already being called out for an inaccurate response it produced in a demo this week.

In the demo, which was posted by Google on Twitter, a user ask…

Alphabet Stock Plunge Erases $100 Billion After New AI Chatbot Gives Wrong Answer In Ad · 2023

Shares of Alphabet slipped on Wednesday after reports that promotional material for the Google parent's new artificial intelligence chatbot contained inaccurate information—adding to concerns that competitor Microsoft may expand its footing…

Google shares plummet after chatbot 'Bard' gives bad answer · 2023

A selloff of Alphabet Inc shares knocked $100 billion in market value from Google's parent company on Wednesday after its new artificial intelligence chatbot "Bard" shared inaccurate information in a promotional video, fueling worries the w…

Google’s AI chatbot Bard makes factual error in first demo · 2023

On Monday, Google announced its AI chatbot Bard — a rival to OpenAI’s ChatGPT that’s due to become “more widely available to the public in the coming weeks.” But the bot isn’t off to a great start, with experts noting that Bard made a factu…

Alphabet shares dive after Google AI chatbot Bard flubs answer in ad · 2023

LONDON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) lost $100 billion in market value on Wednesday after its new chatbot shared inaccurate information in a promotional video and a company event failed to dazzle, feeding worries that the Google…

Google's Bard AI bot mistake wipes $100bn off shares · 2023

Google is searching for ways to reassure people that it is still out in front in the race for the best artificial intelligence technology.

And so far, the internet giant seems to be coming up with the wrong answer.

An advert designed to sho…

Google AI chatbot Bard sends shares plummeting after it gives wrong answer · 2023

Google’s response to ChatGPT has got off to an embarrassing start after its new artificial intelligence-powered chatbot gave a wrong answer in a promotional video, as investors wiped more than $100bn (£82bn) off the value of the search engi…

Google’s Rush to Win in AI Led to Ethical Lapses, Employees Say · 2023

Shortly before Google introduced Bard, its AI chatbot, to the public in March, it asked employees to test the tool.

One worker’s conclusion: Bard was “a pathological liar,” according to screenshots of the internal discussion. Another called…


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