Google has entered the race for artificial intelligence. The company introduced Gemini, its new multimodal AI model to power services like Bard. And for now it’s promising, because Gemini was found to be on par with GPT4 in early testing.
Better yet, Google is already implementing this new model in Bard. We can use it on the iPhone for free and without making any additional gestures. We don’t even need to use Chrome. Let’s see how to proceed and what Google’s plans are with this new Gemini.
A browser and that’s it
Since Google is starting to use the Gemini model on Bard, just go to this AI’s website to start testing Gemini. Works in any modern browser, including Safari on iPhone and macOS. The only effort you will need to make is to log in with your Google account if you haven’t already done so.
As you can see from the screenshots, even Bard himself can already tell you that he’s starting to depend on Gemini to generate his responses. Furthermore, you can see a history of all requests what you did to Bard from this other link. There you also have options to delete this trace or at least disable the registry from this point on.
The future: Gemini nano and more powerful models for those who pay
This launch is only the first step. Google has already announced that sketching a future of AI suitable for all devices and needs:
- In 2024 we will see Advanced Bard, a more powerful version of AI powered by a “Gemini Ultra” that will seek to be the best when it comes to giving us answers. This will be Google’s flagship product to compete with the developments of GPT-4 that we will undoubtedly see in the months to come, including this mysterious Q*.
- We will also see a Gemini Nano, a model designed to work locally on mobile phones be able to use AI without needing an internet connection. For now, it will only be available on the Google Pixel 8 Pro.
The latter may be an interesting clue as to what might come from the AI that Apple plans for iOS 18: that it runs locally. Not to save data transmission, but to ensure user privacy if everything is encrypted in the device. For now, we’ll have to wait for Apple’s response to all this.
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