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Google Retires Unimpressive Bard, Goes for Gemini Ai

Google has debuted its new AI chatbot Gemini, to replace its previous Bard service. Bard was heavily criticized and failed to impress during demonstrations, leading to its rebranding as Gemini. Google touts Gemini as its most advanced model for natural conversations, offering two experiences: Gemini Advanced and a mobile app.

Gemini Advanced provides access to Ultra 1.0, Google’s largest and most powerful AI model. In blind evaluations, third-party raters preferred Gemini Advanced with Ultra 1.0 for complex tasks such as coding, logical reasoning, and creative collaboration. This AI can act as a personalized tutor, generating personalized lessons and quizzes, as well as assisting developers with challenging coding problems. It is designed to stimulate ideas and help content creators grow their audiences.

Google plans to enhance Gemini Advanced with exclusive features including expanded multimodal interactions, interactive coding, deeper data analysis, and more. The service already supports English in over 150 countries, with additional language options coming soon.

To access Gemini Advanced, users can subscribe to the $19.99 per month Google One AI Premium Plan, which includes a free two-month trial. Subscribers receive the latest AI advancements from Google, along with 2TB of storage.

Google assures users that extensive trust and safety checks were conducted on Gemini Advanced before its launch, including external reviews to address issues related to unsafe content and bias.

In addition to Gemini Advanced, Google has also released mobile apps for Android and iOS to provide basic Gemini features on-the-go. Users can seek assistance with images, tasks, and more while out and about. The goal is for Gemini to evolve into a comprehensive personal AI assistant.

The Gemini mobile apps are currently available in the US as a standalone app on Android and within the Google app on iOS, initially supporting English conversations. They will expand to Japan and Korea next week, with further expansions to other countries and languages in the future.

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