Google Bard, the company’s AI model, has undergone a transformation and is now known as Google Gemini. This change was announced by Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday.
Consolidating AI Offerings Under One Name
Gemini was initially introduced late last year as Google’s “largest and most capable AI model.” For a while, both Bard and Gemini coexisted, but now, Google is unifying its public-facing AI universe under different variants of Gemini.
Gemini: More Than Just a Model
Gemini is not just a collection of models; it encompasses an entire ecosystem. It supports various products used by billions of people daily, along with APIs and platforms that empower developers and businesses to innovate.
Duet AI Joins the Gemini Family
Google is also integrating Duet AI features from its Workspace into the Gemini umbrella. Duet AI will now be known as Gemini for Workspace. Similarly, Duet AI for Cloud will transition to Gemini in the coming weeks.
Gemini is now available in 40 languages on the web. Additionally, there’s a new Gemini app for Android and the Google app for iOS. These platforms offer access to the basic version of Gemini, based on the Pro 1.0 AI model.
Gemini Advanced: For Those Who Demand More
For users seeking more advanced AI capabilities, Gemini Advanced is available. This version is powered by Google’s largest AI model, Ultra 1.0. Gemini Advanced excels in reasoning, following instructions, coding, and creative collaboration.
Subscription to Gemini Advanced
To access Gemini Advanced, users can subscribe to the new Google One AI Premium Plan. This plan costs $20 per month in the U.S. or €22.99 per month in the EU. Subscribers also receive 2TB of storage and other Google One Premium benefits.