Google is stepping into a new AI era with the launch of Gemini – its latest large language model (LLM) which CEO, Sundar Pichai, and Google DeepMind CEO, Demis Hassabis, dub as the AI model set to impact all of Google’s products. Gemini debuts in three variants: the light Gemini Nano designed for Android devices, the power-packed Gemini Pro servicing AI services, and the most potent model, Gemini Ultra, intended for data centers and enterprise applications.
Gemini has been unveiled through Bard and will be also accessible to Pixel 8 Pro users via Gemini Nano. Gemini Pro, on the other hand, will be available to developers and enterprise customers through Google Generative AI Studio or Vertex AI. Both are in the Google Cloud and will be launched beginning December 13th. Currently available in English, Gemini will shortly roll out to include several other languages.
Driven to take on OpenAI’s GPT-4, Google has extensively benchmarked Gemini. Hassabis reports that Gemini leads in 30 out of 32 benchmark tests, having the added advantage of interacting with video and audio over GPT-4. It is also part of Google’s roadmap to expand Gemini’s ability to work with images, video, and audio to including action and touch potentialities.
Though benchmarks are essential, the real evaluation of Gemini lies with AIs’ everyday users. The model’s efficiency will display in everything it impacts, like brainstorming ideas, information lookup, code writing, to name a few. Gemini is expected to be both faster and cheaper to run compared to former models like PaLM, thanks to Google’s Tensor Processing Units that Gemini was trained on.
The investment in Gemini is not only to initiate a larger project but is also viewed as a progressive step in AI development. Google has worked extensively on Gemini’s safety and responsibility aspects, though acknowledging launching a state-of-the-art model might be not without unforeseen issues. But, Google is cautiously optimistic that Gemini will pioneer a massive change like the web revolution did for Google in the past.
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