If you needed more evidence that GenAI is prone to making stuff up, Google’s Gemini chatbot, formerly Bard, thinks that the 2024 Super Bowl already happened. It even has the (fictional) statistics to back it up.
Per a Reddit thread, Gemini, powered by Google’s GenAI models of the same name, is answering questions about Super Bowl LVIII as if the game wrapped up yesterday — or weeks before. Like many bookmakers, it seems to favor the Chiefs over the 49ers (sorry, San Francisco fans).
Gemini embellishes pretty creatively, in at least one case giving a player stats breakdown suggesting Kansas Chief quarterback Patrick Mahomes ran 286 yards for two touchdowns and an interception versus Brock Purdy’s 253 running yards and one touchdown.
It’s not just Gemini. Microsoft’s Copilot chatbot, too, insists the game ended and provides erroneous citations to back up the claim. But — perhaps reflecting a San Francisco bias! — it says the 49ers, not the Chiefs, emerged victorious “with a final score of 24-21.”