Google has recently announced a number of changes including the renaming of its Bard AI chatbot to Gemini. It even launched a new Gemini app, and unveiled the Gemini Ultra large language model bundled with a premium subscription. Since the announcement, users have been scratching their hands while wondering why Google took the drastic step of renaming its popular chatbot to Gemini. Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has finally answered those questions.
Pichai during an interaction with CNBC stated, “For us, Gemini is our approach overall in terms of how we are building our most capable and safe AI model and Bard was the most direct way that people could interact with our models so it really made sense to just evolve it to be Gemini because you are talking directly to the underlying Gemini model when you use it. I think it will also be the way by which we will keep advancing our models and users can experience it directly, so we thought the name change made sense.”
Pichai On Gemini Advanced Subscription
Google also revealed its Gemini Ultra 1.0 language model which has the potential of helping users handle more complex tasks like coding, logical reasoning, following nuanced instructions and collaborating on creative projects. Notably, Google has decided to do something along the lines of what OpenAI did. It is bundling its most advanced language model with a Google One AI Premium Plan at $19.99/month.
Pichai while talking about the Gemini Advanced subscription said, “Gemini Advanced has access to Ultra 1.0 which is our most capable model to date. It just gives you more capabilities, it is particularly good at complex queries, and multiturn queries, it has very good workspace integration, it is built from the ground up to be natively multimodal so when you attach images and queries it really shines.”