Gemini AI is Google’s latest project in the field of conversational artificial intelligence (AI), which aims to create large-language models that can generate text and images based on user queries. Gemini AI is expected to compete with OpenAI’s GPT-4 model, which is widely regarded as the most advanced generative AI system in the world.
Gemini AI is not a single model, but a collection of models that can power various applications, such as chatbots, email drafts, music lyrics, news stories, code generation, and image synthesis. Gemini AI is designed to be multimodal, meaning that it can handle different types of inputs and outputs, such as text, speech, images, and videos. Gemini AI is also built to be adaptable and scalable, so that it can accommodate future developments and challenges in the field of AI.
Why is Gemini AI important?
Gemini AI is important for Google because it represents the company’s efforts to catch up with OpenAI, which has been leading the innovation in generative AI since its launch of ChatGPT last year. ChatGPT is a large-language model that can produce coherent and diverse texts on almost any topic, and has been used for various purposes, such as creating stories, jokes, tweets, essays, and even code.
ChatGPT has also sparked a lot of controversy and debate in the AI community, as some experts have raised ethical and social concerns about the potential misuse and impact of such powerful and versatile systems. For example, ChatGPT could be used to generate fake news, spam, propaganda, or malicious content that could harm individuals or groups of people.
Google has been investing heavily in generative AI this year, as it sees it as a key area of growth and opportunity for its products and services. Google has already introduced some features that use generative AI, such as Smart Compose for Gmail, which suggests email drafts based on user preferences and context; and Search Stories for India and Japan, which show text or visual results to user prompts, such as summaries or lists.
Google also plans to make Gemini AI available to companies through its Google Cloud Vertex AI service, which is a platform that offers various tools and solutions for building and deploying AI applications. By offering Gemini AI as a cloud service, Google hopes to attract more customers and partners who are interested in using generative AI for their own purposes.
When will Gemini AI be released?
According to a report by The Information, Google has given a small group of companies access to an early version of Gemini AI, which is still in training mode. The report also said that Google is not yet giving developers access to the largest version of Gemini AI that it is developing, which would be more on par with GPT-4.
The exact release date of Gemini AI is not known yet, but it is likely that Google will launch it sometime in the near future. Google has not officially commented on the report or confirmed any details about Gemini AI. However, given the high stakes and competition in the field of generative AI, Google will probably want to showcase its capabilities and achievements as soon as possible.