Google has officially launched its latest and most ambitious AI project, Gemini, marking the dawn of a new era in generative AI. This "largest and most capable model" aims to revolutionize everything from Google's consumer apps to Android smartphones and beyond.
What sets Gemini apart?
Multimodal Mastery: Unlike previous AI models that handle only one type of user prompt (text, images, etc.), Gemini is multimodal, accepting inputs that combine text, images, audio, video, and even programming code. This versatility opens doors to a wider range of applications and possibilities.
Scalability for All: Gemini comes in three sizes to cater to different needs:
- Gemini Nano: Designed for mobile devices and app developers, optimizing on-device tasks like message suggestions.
- Gemini Pro: The default model powering Bard and soon to be integrated into Google’s Search engine, Chrome browser, and other widely used products.
- Gemini Ultra: The most sophisticated and powerful AI model Google has ever built, currently undergoing safety testing.
Pushing the Boundaries of AI: Google claims Gemini surpasses rival AI models in benchmarks across various tasks, including reading comprehension, mathematical ability, and multistep reasoning. It also boasts a new code-generating system, AlphaCode 2, outperforming 85% of coding competition participants.
Responsible Development: Google emphasizes its commitment to safety and responsibility throughout Gemini’s development and deployment. This includes internal and external testing, red-teaming, and a controlled beta release for Gemini Ultra.
The Future of Google: Gemini is poised to become the cornerstone of Google’s future, impacting various products and services. Pichai envisions it as the next transformative force, potentially surpassing even the impact of the web.
- Bard is currently powered by Gemini Pro.
- Pixel 8 Pro users have access to Gemini Nano features.
- Developers and enterprise customers can access Gemini Pro via the Google Generative AI Studio or Vertex AI in Google Cloud starting December 13th.
- Gemini is expected to be integrated into more Google products and services like Search, Ads, Chrome, and Duet AI in the coming months.
- Gemini Ultra is slated for release sometime in 2024 after completing safety evaluations.
- Bard Advanced, featuring the latest models including Ultra, is also planned for 2024.
Gemini vs. GPT-4:
- Google claims Gemini outperforms OpenAI’s GPT-4 in 30 out of 32 well-established benchmarks, with a particular advantage in handling video and audio.
- Google emphasizes its focus on multimodality, while OpenAI utilizes separate models for different modalities.
Gemini represents a significant leap forward in AI capabilities, potentially altering the landscape of technology and its impact on society. With its scalability, versatility, and focus on responsible development, Gemini is poised to become a key player in the future of AI and how we interact with technology.