Saturday, February 24, 2024

Google Gemini: Unveiling the Next Level AI Model


Google Gemini, an advanced AI model, emerges with three distinct versions: Ultra, Pro, and Nano, each optimized for diverse tasks and formats. Stepping into the shoes of Google Assistant, Gemini brings forth app launches, message delivery, web searches, games, jokes, and more. It requires an internet connection and lacks integration for media, reminders, routines, and real-time translation. Google, although late to the AI game, released Bard in early 2023, following ChatGPT and the subsequent Microsoft Copilot. Initially lackluster, Bard swiftly evolved into "Gemini"—and Google Assistant is now embodying it.

What is Google Gemini? How Does it Differ from Bard?

Google Gemini is a multimodal, general-purpose, and flexible AI model capable of understanding and processing various types of information, including text, code, audio, images, and video. It comes optimized in three sizes: Ultra, Pro, and Nano.

  • Gemini Ultra: The largest and most powerful version, handling complex tasks in mathematics, physics, coding, and other fields. It is multimodal and more advanced compared to other variants.
  • Gemini Pro: The standard version, suitable for general tasks and inquiries. Designed to balance model performance and speed.
  • Gemini Nano: The smallest and most efficient version, capable of running locally on mobile devices like Pixel 8 Pro. Optimized for AI processing on fast devices without relying on cloud servers.

Previously known as Google Bard, Gemini underwent a name change in February 2024. Bard was an AI chatbot using a lightweight and optimized version of LaMDA, a large language model producing natural and engaging responses to open queries. Bard could access the internet for leveraging Google searches to provide its responses.

The key difference between Gemini and Bard lies in the former being more robust and sophisticated, utilizing the Ultra model—the largest and most advanced AI model from Google. While Bard was accessible only via the web, Gemini is available on both Android and iPhone platforms, including a web version.

There's also a premium version named Gemini Advanced, unlocking additional features from Ultra. This includes expanded multimodal input capabilities, more interactive coding tools, deeper data analysis, and more. Gemini Advanced can be accessed for $20 per month after a two-month free trial as part of Google One's new Premium AI Package.


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