Google is making significant advances in artificial intelligence with its Project Gemini, which is said to be the company’s largest AI project yet. According to reports from The Information, the project combines conversational text and AI image generation, making it more practical and impactful than competitors like Microsoft Bing and OpenAI ChatGPT.
While some may view ChatGPT and generative AI as passing fads, tech firms recognize their potential and are eager to lead the AI race. Google, in particular, is scrambling to enter and dominate the field. This competition among tech firms is expected to lead to the development of better products and services for consumers.
Project Gemini, which has been under development since June 2023, aims to compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT. With Gemini, Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis hopes to create a next-generation foundation model that incorporates memory and planning. The AI bot closely emulates the human mind by simulating short-term and long-term memories.
The Information reports that Gemini can not only generate text but also create images, giving it the ability to provide contextual images in its responses. Additionally, it can analyze charts, create graphics with text descriptions, and even control software with text or voice commands. The bot is being trained on YouTube video transcripts to provide advice based on video content.
Google may integrate Gemini into existing services such as Google Docs and Bard. While some speculated that Project Gemini could become the new online search engine, Google released an AI-powered version of its platform before providing further details on Gemini. The AI-powered version, currently available on Search Labs, generates AI summaries above search results, making it easier for users to find relevant information.
Google has also applied AI upgrades to its Lens app, turning it into a highly effective personal assistant. The app can provide information about landmarks, translate foreign street signs, and even identify various skin conditions.
Although no release date has been specified, Google’s Project Gemini is expected to become an indispensable digital assistant that can generate text and images simultaneously. It has the potential to assist employees in tasks such as analyzing charts and creating presentation slides, as well as enhance the functionality of Google Sheets and other services.