Google recently introduced an image generation feature for its AI chatbot, Bard, akin to Microsoft’s Copilot. Users can create AI-generated images by providing text prompts to Bard. Following this update, Google is said to be considering renaming its chatbot from Bard to Gemini, drawing parallels with Microsoft’s rebranding of Bing to Copilot.
Despite being launched just a year ago, Google is reportedly contemplating a rebranding of its AI chatbot Bard to Gemini. This potential shift comes alongside other anticipated changes, such as the introduction of a dedicated app and the launch of a paid language model tailored for handling “complex” tasks.
The information about Google AI model name change surfaced through a post by Dylan Roussel, a developer on the X by Android app. Roussel shared an image of a Google Bard changelog dated February 7, suggesting that the anticipated changes, including the rebranding, might be implemented in the coming days.In addition to the rebranding, the changelog screenshot suggests that Google is considering the introduction of a paid ‘Advanced’ tier, featuring Gemini Ultra. Similar to OpenAI’s subscription model for the advanced large language model GPT-4, Google plans to offer an enhanced version of Gemini at a cost.
This advanced version is expected to bring improved multi-modal capabilities, enhanced coding support, and increased capabilities for exploring and analyzing files and documents. Furthermore, the expansion of Gemini’s availability to include Canada is highlighted, marking its first presence in the country since its initial launch.
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According to the purported changelog, the rationale behind the name change to Gemini is explained: “We’re committed to giving everyone direct access to Google AI, and, as of this week, every Gemini user across our supported countries and languages has access to Google’s best family of AI models. To better reflect this commitment, we’ve renamed Bard to Gemini.”
Furthermore, the changelog hints at the potential launch of a dedicated Gemini app for both Android and iOS devices. Initially available in English on “select devices” in the US, the app is expected to expand its language support to include Japanese, Korean, and English globally in the coming days, with additional language and country support anticipated in the future.
The changelog emphasizes that the Gemini app launch is a crucial step toward realizing the vision of delivering the world’s most helpful AI assistant.
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The upcoming upgrade might include the introduction of Google’s Gemini Advanced version, leveraging the Gemini Ultra 1.0 language model. Initially announced in a blog post late last year, the Gemini family of language models saw the immediate availability of Gemini Pro and Gemini Nano, while Gemini Ultra was slated for an “early” release in the current year.
Touted as Google’s “largest and most capable model,” Gemini Ultra is designed for handling highly complex tasks. Google claims it to be the first language model to surpass human experts at Massive Multitask Language Understanding (MMLU).
Positioned as a competitor to the formidable ChatGPT powered by GPT-4, Gemini Ultra is poised to be a substantial player in the realm of powerful chatbots.
Last year, Google introduced its Large Language Model (LLM) Gemini, comprising three variants – Gemini Nano, Gemini Pro, and Gemini Ultra. Google asserts that its LLM model possesses the capability to “perform complex tasks like logical reasoning, coding, following nuanced instructions, and creative collaboration.”
In addition to these advancements, Google has plans to unveil a dedicated Gemini app tailored for smartphone users. Gemini is a new application by Google that facilitates the use of Google AI on mobile devices for various tasks, such as learning, writing, and planning. This app is designed to seamlessly integrate with other Google services like Gmail, Maps, and YouTube. While Android users will have a standalone app for Gemini, iOS users may access it through the Google app.