Tech company Google has announced that its artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, Bard, has been officially rebranded as Gemini. They are also rolling out a mobile app and Gemini Advanced with Ultra 1.0.
In a google blog post on Feb 8, Sissie Hsiao, VP and general manager for Google Assistant and Bard, mentioned that Gemini will be available in over 150 countries and territories in English.
Gemini Advanced is available as part of our brand new Google One AI Premium Plan for $19.99/month, starting with a two-month trial at no cost.
The blog mentioned that one can already chat with Gemini with our Pro 1.0 model in over 40 languages and more than 230 countries and territories.
Gemini Advanced is far more capable at highly complex tasks like coding, logical reasoning, following nuanced instructions and collaborating on creative projects. Gemini Advanced not only allows one to have longer, more detailed conversations; it also understands the context from previous prompts.
Using Gemini on your phone offers the convenience of typing, talking, or adding images for AI assistance while you're on the move. For instance, you could snap a photo of a flat tire to request instructions, or effortlessly craft custom images for dinner party invitations, the blog mentioned.
As per the blog, On Android, Gemini is a new kind of assistant that uses generative AI to collaborate with you and help you get things done. By downloading the Gemini app or opting in through Google Assistant, you'll gain access to it from the app or anywhere else you typically activate Google Assistant—whether it's by hitting the power button or swiping a corner on select phones, or simply saying “Hey Google.” This will introduce a new overlay experience, providing convenient access to Gemini and offering contextual help directly on your screen.
On iOS, the roll out access to Gemini right from the Google app in the coming weeks.