Google will soon become the latest company to create an artificial intelligence (AI) model, known as the Gemini AI model. It’s designed to operate on a spectrum from smartphones to data centers, and comes in three sizes:
- Gemini Nano: The smallest version tailored for tasks on compact devices like smartphones.
- Gemini Pro: A versatile model capable of handling a variety of tasks.
- Gemini Ultra: The largest option intended for more complex operations.
Setting Gemini apart from other open AI competitors is its primary function of multimodality, allowing it to work with various digital mediums beyond text, according to Google.
For consumers eager to experience Gemini’s capabilities, especially those owning the Pixel 8 Pro phone, Google has ambitious plans. Gemini Nano will introduce two immediate features, SmartReply and Summarize in the Recordings app, with more to debut in the coming months.
The accessibility of Gemini on other Android devices remains uncertain, as Google has not confirmed whether it will be exclusive to its own devices. Gemini is already in operation on Bard, Google’s AI chatbot, utilizing the Pro version and set for further enhancements with the debut of Bard Advanced, powered by Gemini Ultra, in the early months of the upcoming year.
Google also has plans to integrate Gemini into Chrome for web browser users, particularly those who frequently use the search engine. Gemini Pro will officially become available for developers starting December 13 through Google’s AI Studio or Google Cloud Vertex AI. The initial rollout will support English, with Google aiming to introduce more languages and expand Gemini’s availability to additional territories in 2024.
In a statement, the company added: “Today we introduced Gemini, our largest and most capable AI model – and the next step in our journey toward making AI helpful for everyone. Built from the ground up to be multimodal, Gemini can generalize and seamlessly understand, operate across, and combine different types of information, including text, images, audio, video, and code.”