If you were messing around with the variety of Artificial Intelligence offered by Google, you are not the only one. Luckily, the tech giant has taken a key step to reunify its entire AI division under the Gemini brand.
With the unification of all services under the Gemini brand, Google begins an era in which it intends compete head to head with OpenAI and its ChatGPT or DALL-E.
Goodbye Bard and Duet; Hello Gemini
Broadly speaking, the summary of the most recent movements is that Bard and Duet disappear. Gemini from now on becomes both the model and the product to bring all of Google’s AI to the world.
In a post on the corporate blog, Sundar PichaiCEO of Google and Alphabet, has addressed the current situation regarding the efforts being made in the company in terms of Artificial Intelligence and how certain divisions and internal brands are going to be reunified.
Last December it began the age of Gemini as a model that could serve a wide range of text, image, audio and video utilities. However, Gemini is evolving to be more than just Google’s AI models. If you want to try it, you just have to follow this link and start interacting.
For example, we already have an updated version of the mobile application for Android that is now listed as Google Gemini. Mobile apps will likely be where most people find the new tool. In fact, if you download it, you can even set Gemini as your default assistantmeaning it replaces Google Assistant as the one that responds when you say “Hey Google” or hold down the home button.
This decision is part of a strategy to make AI functions responsible by default for meeting these needs. “I think it is a very important first step towards the creation of a real AI assistant. One that is conversational, multimodal and more useful than ever”said Sissie Hsiao, the person who runs Bard (now Gemini) at Google.
22 euros per month for Gemini Ultra AI
As part of the announcements made by Google, it has also been reported that Gemini Ultra 1.0, the largest and most capable version of Google’s large language model, will be released to the public. The version of Gemini with Ultra will be called Gemini Advanced. It is defined by Google as “a new experience much more capable of reasoning, following instructions, coding and creative collaboration.”
Citing some examples shared by the company of the most famous search engine on the Internet, this advanced model can be a personal tutor adapted to your learning style, a creative partner that Help you plan a content strategy or even develop a business plan.
Of course, it will not be at zero cost, but Google is beginning to monetize its AI trying to compete with Microsoft and its launch last January of Copilot Pro for 22 euros per month. In this case, the price will be practically identical, 21.99 euros per month, but as part of a subscription called Google One AI Premium.
This includes, in addition to access to Gemini Ultra 1.0 through Gemini Advanced, another series of useful services such as 2 TB of space on Google One for Photos, Gmail and Drive. The subscription can be shared with up to 5 people, so the monthly price is reduced quite a bit.