A yr in the past to the day Google introduced Bard – its AI-powered ChatGPT rival. Bard was powered by the LaMDA mannequin, however Google switched to Gemini in December. Now the service will undertake the title of the mannequin that powers it. Goodbye, Bard. Hiya, Gemini.
Gemini is now powered by the Gemini Professional 1.0 mannequin. It’s accessible in over 230 international locations and is aware of over 40 languages. That is accessible by way of an internet interface – right here’s the hyperlink – however you may also use the brand new Gemini app.
It’s a chat bot and you may speak to it over textual content or voice. Nevertheless, Gemini is “mulit-modal”, which means that you could additionally give it a photograph as enter or ask it to generate a picture.
Gemini is free to make use of, however as of at this time it’s the tier-2 answer – Google additionally unveiled Gemini Superior, powered by Gemini Extremely 1.0. After a free 2-month trial, Superior will price you $20/€22/£19/₹1,950 for the Google One AI Premium Plan.
This consists of 2TB of storage and different Google One Premium advantages (One Premium is often $10). Quickly Google will allow Gemini in Gmail, Google Docs and different companies too (this was initially referred to as “Duet AI”). Gemini Superior is out there in 150+ international locations beginning at this time however solely in English (this can be expanded over time).
On Android, Gemini is supplanting the Google Assistant. You activate it the identical manner, saying “Hey Google” or urgent the ability button or nonetheless else you do it. You possibly can ask it to summarize an article that you’re studying or to create a caption for a photograph. The previous voice management options – setting timers, making calls, controlling good residence units – will proceed to work by way of Gemini.