Google's promotional video for Gemini AI wasn't conducted in real-time.
The video used still images and pre-fed text prompts for Gemini's responses, instead of real-time interactions.
Google's initial presentation suggested the demo represented real-time capabilities, misleading viewers
Google confirmed the demo wasn't live only after media reports and public scrutiny.
The demo used a robot voice reading Gemini's text responses, while a human voice read the user's prompts.
The video edited out processing time and shortened Gemini's responses for smoother presentation
The video itself lacked a disclaimer about the editing, leading to confusion and criticism.
The incident eroded public trust in Google's AI demonstrations, raising concerns about transparency and ethics.