Google Rebrands Gen AI Chatbot Bard As Gemini For Its Next Chapter!
By TD NewsDesk
Updated on Fri, Feb 9, 2024
The latter is what technology giant Google did with its Gen AI chatbot, Bard. That’s right. Google’s Bard is now called Gemini!
This was confirmed by the company in a series of blog posts published by various management executives, along with the next chapter of the company’s offerings.
So, what else did Google announce? Let’s explore!
What Did Google Announce?
“Bard is now known as Gemini, and we’re rolling out a mobile app and Gemini Advanced with Ultra 1.0,” wrote Sissie Hsiao, the VP and GM of Gemini Experiences (formerly known as Bard) and Google Assistant, in a blog post published on February 8, 2024.
Having launched last year, Google’s Bard has seen a range of updates that have seen users of Google collaborate with AI in interesting ways, including preparing for interviews, brainstorming business ideas, coding, debugging code and even generating images, using its latest update!
Along with the latest change of renaming the platform, Gemini brings users Google’s most capable family of large language models (LLMs).
Users can chat with Gemini’s Pro 1.0 model in over 40 languages across more than 230 countries and territories.
Ahead of this, Gemini is bringing new offerings to its users, including Gemini Advanced, which comes with the Ultra 1.0 model, Google’s largest and most capable state-of-the-art AI model.
With this model, “Gemini Advanced is far more capable at highly complex tasks like coding, logical reasoning, following nuanced instructions and collaborating on creative projects.”
Overall, Gemini comes in three model sizes, Ultra (the most capable and largest model for highly complex tasks), Pro (the best model for scaling across a wide range of tasks) and Nano (the most efficient model for on-device tasks).
The second new offering is a mobile app for users to take advantage of Gemini on Android and iOS phones. As per the blog post, “With Gemini on your phone, you can type, talk or add an image for all kinds of help while you’re on the go: You can take a picture of your flat tire and ask for instructions, generate a custom image for your dinner party invitation or ask for help writing a difficult text message.”
Ahead of this, CEO Sundar Pichai mentioned the company was bringing added capabilities to more of Google’s products, which are used by people and businesses every day.
This includes Google Workspace that is being used by over 1 million people leveraging the Help Me Write feature through Duet AI, which will now become Gemini for Workspace. Furthermore, users of the Google One AI Premium plan will be able to use Gemini in Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Meet.
Furthermore, for Google Cloud users, Gemini will help businesses “boost productivity, developers code faster, and organizations to protect themselves from cyber attacks” and more.
What Did The CEO Of Google And Alphabet Say?
In a blog post published on Google’s website, the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, wrote, “In December, we took a significant step on our journey to make AI more helpful for everyone with the start of the Gemini era, setting a new state of the art across a wide range of text, image, audio, and video benchmarks.”
“However, Gemini is evolving to be more than just the models. It supports an entire ecosystem — from the products that billions of people use every day, to the APIs and platforms helping developers and businesses innovate.”
“The largest model Ultra 1.0 is the first to outperform human experts on MMLU (massive multitask language understanding), which uses a combination of 57 subjects — including math, physics, history, law, medicine and ethics — to test knowledge and problem-solving abilities.”
“Today we’re taking our next step and bringing Ultra to our products and the world.”
Google’s rebranding and new offerings will aim to provide a strong base for the company to compete against already-established players like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Bing AI.
Do you think Google’s integration of its AI chatbot into its search engine will enable it to gain even more market share? How will competitors respond to this strategic move by Google?
Let us know in the comments below!
First published on Fri, Feb 9, 2024
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