Google’s AI services Bard and Duet AI have been given a new name – Gemini. This move comes after Microsoft recently renamed its Bing Chat to Copilot. News of the name change was leaked earlier this month, creating a buzz among tech enthusiasts.
Gemini offers a range of features, including a dedicated Android app and a paid version with enhanced capabilities. Users now have the option to replace Google Assistant with Gemini as their default assistant on their Android devices. With a conversational overlay on the device’s display and contextual suggestions, Gemini aims to provide a more personalized and intuitive user experience.
Additionally, commonly used Assistant features can be accessed through the Gemini app, making it convenient for users to switch between functionalities. Google has plans to expand Gemini’s capabilities by introducing more Assistant functions in the future.
Currently, Gemini is available on Android and iOS in English in the US. However, Google has mentioned that access to Gemini will soon expand to more locales and languages, ensuring a wider user base can benefit from this AI service.
In a further move to make its AI technology more accessible, Google is opening up access to its AI model, Ultra 1.0, through Gemini Advanced. Gemini Advanced allows for longer and more in-depth conversations and is available in English in 150 countries and territories. However, it comes with a price tag of $20 per month, as part of the new Google One AI Premium Plan.
To address concerns about bias and unsafe content, Google emphasizes that it has conducted trust and safety checks on Gemini Advanced, including external testing. By assuring users that they have taken necessary precautions, Google aims to win trust and instill confidence in the new AI service.
With the introduction of Gemini, Google is making a significant stride in the AI field, offering new and improved features to enhance user experience and delivering on its promise of advancing technology for the betterment of society.
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