Google is testing its GPT-4 alternative, Gemini, among a small group of companies, according to a report from The Information. While the company is dominant in search, it has been caught off guard with regards to artificial intelligence and has tried to respond to OpenAI and Microsoft’s partnership.
Gemini is reportedly a collection of large language models (LLMs) that perform tasks that people are already familiar with such as creating content, helping with coding, and more. Google apparently gave companies access to a large version of Gemini, but not the largest version comparable to GPT-4.
While Gemini is only being tested among businesses right now, it is expected to be available to all consumers in the near future. It is expected to be integrated across Bard, Google Docs and Slides. Over time, it can be baked into additional products; A logical candidate would be Gmail.
as per Android Authority, Gemini can be capable of more than just creating text. It can possibly create contextual images, analyze charts, create graphics with text descriptions, and control software with text or voice commands.
One of the issues surrounding generative AI that has caused a stir in recent months is access to training data. One advantage that Google has is that it has YouTube. He used transcripts from videos to train Gemini so that he could provide advice based on videos. Apparently, he avoided copyrighted videos so he wouldn’t get into hot water afterwards.
While many search engines like Bing and Brave Search have already started using AI features in their search results for all users, Google has been less keen on tinkering with its search experience so that users don’t feel alienated.
It launched search labs in the United States where users can run experimental generative AI features in search and elsewhere. However, in most of the rest of the world, Google Search still lacks AI features. Hopefully, after Twins is finished, Google will speed up the rollout of some of these features.