Google’s announcement of the broad integration of Gemini across its products and services signifies a significant advancement in bringing AI into everyday applications.
Gemini, touted as Google’s cutting-edge system, surpasses human performance in various domains, including language, image, audio, and video understanding. The Ultra 1.0 model, the largest in the Gemini lineup, outperformed human experts across 57 diverse subjects in knowledge and problem-solving tests.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, emphasized the significance of this milestone, stating that Ultra is now being integrated into Google’s products and made available to the world.
To access Gemini, users can interact with Google’s experimental chatbot previously known as ‘Bard,’ which will now be referred to as simply Gemini. Additionally, a more advanced version called ‘Gemini Advanced’ will debut, initially accessible through Google’s new ‘Google One AI Premium’ subscription service.
Gemini Advanced leverages the full capabilities of Ultra to provide advanced reasoning, content generation, and creative collaboration support. It can serve as a personalized tutor or assist users in devising business strategies.
The Google One AI Premium subscription, priced at $9.99 per month, will offer top AI features bundled into a single package, including expanded cloud storage.
Gemini’s integration extends beyond the chatbot, with plans to power AI capabilities in Google’s popular products. Workspace, Google’s suite of collaboration and productivity apps, will incorporate Gemini soon. Features like ‘Smart Compose’ in Gmail will leverage Gemini to enhance user writing efficiency. Additionally, Google One subscribers will gain access to Gemini directly within Workspace apps later this year.
For Google Cloud customers, Gemini will facilitate faster coding, increased productivity, and enhanced security through AI. More details about Gemini’s capabilities for developers and Cloud customers are expected to be revealed next week.