Google has officially announced the launch of its own artificial intelligence system – Gemini. According to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who presented the latest development, Gemini 1.0 is currently the company’s most powerful and versatile AI model.
The company is bringing its AI model to the consumer market in several ways. The Bard chatbot is now powered by Gemini Pro, and Pixel 8 Pro users will have access to several new features thanks to integration with Gemini Nano. Gemini Ultra will be available next year. Developers and enterprise customers will be able to access Gemini Pro through Google Generative AI Studio or Vertex AI on Google Cloud starting December 13th. At the moment, Gemini can process requests in English, but it is obvious that in the future there will be support for other languages.
As part of the Gemini presentation, Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis said that Google had conducted a thorough comparison of its language model with GPT-4, the most current version of the neural network that underlies ChatGPT. “We conducted a very thorough comparative analysis of the systems. I think we’re significantly ahead in 30 of the 32 metrics,” Hassabis said, pointing to 32 well-established large language model comparison tests. He also noted that in some tests Gemini’s superiority over GPR-4 is minimal, while in others it is more noticeable.
A special feature of Gemini is its ability to work effectively on various types of equipment: from data processing centers (DPCs) to mobile devices. The Gemini 1.0 model will be implemented in several versions: Gemini Ultra – the largest and most powerful version for solving complex problems, Gemini Pro – a mid-level version for a wide range of tasks and Gemini Nano – a version for mobile devices.
Starting December 6th, Google’s Bard chatbot will use Gemini Pro. In addition, Google will build Gemini support into its other products: ads, Google Chrome browser, DuetAI assistant for programmers, and others.
Developers will be able to access the Gemini API starting December 13th.