• Gemini represents Google’s most robust Large Language Model (LLM), demonstrating proficiency in conducting conversations, advanced text generation, responding to queries, summarizing information, and generating computer code.
  • Gemini will also have access to numerous Google Assistant features, encompassing tasks like setting timers, making calls, and managing smart home devices.

Recently, Google LLC announced renaming its AI chatbot Bard to Gemini, aligning with the large language model behind the service. Additionally, the chatbot will be introduced to Android devices, allowing users to opt in and utilize it as an AI assistant.

Gemini stands as Google’s most powerful Large Language Model (LLM), exhibiting proficiency in engaging conversations, advanced text generation, question answering, summarization, and code generation. The Gemini model is available in three variants: Gemini Nano for local operation on mobile devices, Gemini Pro supporting the renamed Gemini chatbot, and Gemini Ultra as the family’s most intricate and powerful model. Google has recently declared the widespread adoption of Gemini Pro for its chatbot across all regions.

Commencing recently, Android users in the United States can choose to make Google’s Gemini their default assistant, like utilizing Google Assistant. This involves clicking a side button or uttering “OK Google” to activate Gemini. Users can engage with this generative AI chatbot through text or voice, and it demonstrates proficiency in comprehending conversational language and images.

It will function as an overlay on users’ screens, allowing it to observe their ongoing activities on the phone, such as running apps or reading articles. This capability enables users to inquire about the content of articles directly through Gemini for quick answers.

As an illustration, a user might capture an image of a houseplant and inquire with Gemini about its species and care instructions. In response, Gemini could provide comprehensive details, including care and feeding recommendations, watering schedules, optimal light placement, and the specific fertilizer needed for its thriving.

Google’s Gemini will have access to numerous Google Assistant features, encompassing tasks like setting timers, making calls, and managing smart home devices. Google has indicated that the assistant will gradually gain support for additional capabilities over time.

iOS users can anticipate Gemini’s arrival on the Google app in the upcoming weeks. Accessible through a Gemini toggle, users can engage with the chatbot using voice and images to seek answers and compose social media posts.

The functionalities of Gemini are extending to Workspace and Google Cloud. Duet AI for Workspace and Google Cloud will now be recognized as Gemini for Workspace and Google Cloud. Shortly, Workspace users will be able to utilize Gemini as their personal AI assistant within Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Meet.

Behind the renaming of Bard to Gemini, Google has introduced Gemini Advanced, providing users with access to Gemini Ultra 1.0, the most extensive and intricate AI model developed by the company. The Ultra model encompasses a wide range of multimodal capabilities, including enhanced interactive coding features, deeper logical analysis, the capacity for more extended and detailed conversations, and more, as highlighted by Sissie Hsiao, Vice President and General Manager of Gemini, during a press briefing.

“In blind evaluations with third-party raters, Gemini Advanced is now the most preferred chatbot compared to leading alternatives. Not only does Gemini Advanced allow you to write longer prompts, but it can also better understand the context of your previous prompts,” said Hsiao.

Employing this novel capability, users will gain entry to a sophisticated AI assistant functioning as a personalized tutor. This assistant attests to their needs and intentions, offering step-by-step instructions, generating quizzes, and delivering tailored instruction based on individual learning styles. Additionally, users can prompt the AI to exhibit behavior aligned with specific subject matters and act as creative collaborators, aiding in content creation, trend analysis, and data analysis.

Google’s Gemini Advanced is accessible through the Google One AI Premium Plan, priced at USD 19.99 monthly. Google provides a two-month complimentary period before users must pay the monthly fee. The AI Premium plan encompasses all the advantages of the Premium plan, featuring two terabytes of storage. Moreover, subscribers to the AI plan will soon gain access to Gemini within Gmail, Docs, Slides, and Sheets, integrated as Gemini in Workspace.