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Google officially renames Bard to Gemini

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On Thursday, Google officially renamed its Bard AI assistant to Gemini, released a Gemini app for Android, and packed the Duet AI into the Gemini. The company also unveiled Gemini Advanced, an Ultra 1.0 AI model believed to outperform humans in multitasking.

Google started the ‘Gemini Era’ in December, giving hints of the company’s plans. A few days ago, a leaked changelog on X revealed that the name change is now inevitable.

Based on the Ultra 1.0 large language model, the Gemini Advanced uses a combination of 57 subjects, including math, physics, history, and law, among others. The model offers enhanced capabilities in reasoning, instruction-following, and coding.

This LLM model is advertised as a personal tutor and a creative partner, as it can be tailored to your learning style and assist in content strategy and business plan development.

Users can subscribe to the Google One AI Premium to access Gemini Advanced, packing the best AI features into the Google One service.

Users must subscribe to a new $20-per-month Google One AI Premium plan to sign up for Gemini Advanced. The subscription also provides a 2 TB Google Drive storage, among all other features of the Google One subscription.

Bard saw a lacklustre launch in March 2023.

“Bard has been the best way for people to directly experience our most capable models. To reflect the advanced tech at its core, Bard will now simply be called Gemini,” said Sundar Pichai.

Gemini is available in 40 languages and will be available on a dedicated Gemini app on Android. For iOS users, Gemini could be accessed by the Google app.

Google also integrated Google Workplace and Google Cloud into Gemini. The Duet AI was also packed into Gemini for Workspace, offering the AI capabilities to a host of apps such as Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Meet.

Similarly, Google Cloud customers will also see a transition similar to Gemini. The details will be available in the coming weeks.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

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