Google plans to relaunch its AI image generation tool in the coming weeks after pausing it last week due to inaccuracies in some historical depictions, according to Google Deep Mind CEO Demis Hassabis.

Alphabet’s Google recently introduced image generation capabilities through its Gemini AI models. However, users raised concerns on social media about the tool generating historical images that were sometimes inaccurate.

“We have taken the feature offline while we fix that. We are hoping to have that back online very shortly in the next couple of weeks, few weeks,” stated Hassabis during a panel at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Hassabis acknowledged that the tool was not functioning as intended and required adjustments.

Since the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in November 2022, Google has been striving to develop AI software to rival Microsoft-backed initiatives.

Google previously faced criticism when its generative AI chatbot, initially named Bard and later renamed Gemini, shared inaccurate information about images of a planet outside the Earth’s solar system in a promotional video. This incident led to a drop in Google’s shares by as much as 9%.

With the rebranding to Gemini earlier this month, Google introduced paid subscription plans that offer enhanced reasoning capabilities from the AI model.

“We are in the early stages of generative AI development, but if the glitches or inaccuracies persist, that’s when people start to worry,” commented Bob O’Donnell, chief analyst at TECHnalysis Research.