Google has introduced Gemini, its latest and most formidable artificial intelligence model, signaling a new era in the AI landscape. This move positions Google at the forefront of AI innovation, directly challenging the current leaders, GPT-4 and ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI.
Gemini is not a singular entity but a comprehensive suite of three distinct AI models, each designed for specific functionalities:
- Gemini Nano: This version is tailored for efficiency, particularly in processing and executing tasks on devices. It is set to enhance the new functions of the Pixel 8 Pro, Google’s flagship smartphone.
- Gemini Pro: Serving as an intermediate option, Gemini Pro is engineered for scalability across a broad spectrum of tasks. It has been integrated into Bard, Google’s rival to ChatGPT, marking the most significant update the chatbot has received to date. Initially, this AI will be available in English in 170 countries.
- Gemini Ultra: The most advanced of the trio, Gemini Ultra, is designed to perform complex tasks, competing head-to-head with OpenAI’s GPT-4. Google claims that in performance tests, Gemini Ultra has outperformed GPT-4.
A standout feature of Gemini Ultra is its achievement in the Massive Multitasking Language Understanding (MMLU) test, where it scored 90.0%, surpassing human experts. This test evaluates general knowledge and problem-solving abilities across 57 subjects, including mathematics, physics, history, law, medicine, and ethics.
Gemini’s capabilities extend beyond text analysis. As a multimodal AI, it can process various inputs like text, audio, videos, and photos simultaneously, showcasing its adaptability in handling diverse data formats.
Google has significantly upgraded Gemini’s programming skills. It can now understand, explain, and generate high-quality code in popular programming languages such as Python, Java, C++, and Go. This enhancement makes Gemini a leading AI model in the realm of coding.
Developed with an emphasis on scalability and security, Gemini includes advanced filters to prevent misuse and has been designed in collaboration with experts to identify and mitigate potential vulnerabilities.
Google has integrated Gemini into Bard, its ChatGPT alternative, and the Pixel 8 Pro. The smartphone will receive new AI-powered features, including quick responses in Gboard for WhatsApp and audio summary generation in the sound recorder.
Google plans to integrate Gemini into more of its products, including its search engine, Chrome, Duet AI, and Google Ads. This integration reflects Google’s vision of an AI-driven future.
Google is also set to launch Bard Advanced, powered by Gemini Ultra, early next year. This advanced version of the chatbot is expected to offer more sophisticated AI interactions.