Users of Google’s Bard AI chatbot will be pleased to hear that Google have just released a significant upgrade with the introduction of Gemini, Google’s powerful new large language model. This upgrade aims to revolutionize the way users interact with AI, making Bard more powerful, versatile, and intelligent than ever before.
In this article we will go over some of the announcements, discuss some of Gemini’s abilities and what you can expect in general from this new update.
Gemini: A Leap Forward in AI Language Modeling
Gemini is a highly advanced large language model (LLM) trained on a massive dataset of text and code, surpassing its predecessors in every aspect. It is designed to be more effective in generating quality text, translating languages accurately, crafting creative content, and answering queries in detail.
Bard has been slowly catching up to OpenAI’s GPT models like GPT-4, but there has always been a gap. Now, with the release of Gemini, it looks like this gap has become much narrower.
Bard Empowered with Gemini Pro
The initial phase of this upgrade involves introducing Gemini Pro, a specifically tuned model tailored for large-scale deployments. This model excels in tasks such as text summarization, question answering, and code generation, ensuring smooth integration with Bard’s existing features.
New “Double-check response” Feature
To further enhance user trust in Bard’s responses, Google has introduced a new feature called “Double-check response.” This feature allows users to verify the accuracy and credibility of Bard’s responses by comparing them with information from other sources.
When a user clicks on the “Double-check response” button, Bard will evaluate its response and highlight any statements that can be supported or contradicted by information found on the web. Factual sentences are highlighted in green, while content that is possibly incorrect is highlighted in a browner tone. Text that isn’t highlighted simply means that Bard didn’t find enough information to evaluate the statements.
Multiple Content Types
While Gemini Pro initially focuses on text-based prompts, Google plans to expand its capabilities to multimodal content. This means Bard will be able to grasp and respond to inputs that incorporate text, images, and other modalities in the future.
Imagine engaging in a conversation with Bard where you can seamlessly switch between text descriptions, images, and even videos. Bard will be able to understand and respond to these different medias, opening up many different use cases and opportunities.
Bard Advanced in 2024
In 2024, Google will introduce Bard Advanced, a new experience powered by Gemini’s most capable model. This upgraded model is projected to deliver exceptional performance and versatility, establishing Bard as the most powerful AI chatbot on the market.
It will be extremely exciting to see how Bard Advanced pairs up against OpenAI’s strongest GPT at the time. We expect they’ll both have their strong points; Google Bard having the entirety of Google search results at its disposal in particular. Whereas OpenAI will likely have the power of multiple AI agents and models working together as one.
Gemini in Other Google Products
The Gemini upgrade extends beyond Bard, influencing other Google products and devices as well (like the Google Pixel). It will likely be leveraged to enhance the search engine, improve language translation accuracy, and generate more relevant and engaging content across the web in general.
You can read the original blog post from Google on Gemini here: https://blog.google/products/bard/google-bard-try-gemini-ai/
Gemini is definitely an improvement over Bard’s previous model, and regular users will likely see much better responses now. Compared to ChatGPT, Bard can now produce similar and even better results, especially when provided with enough information. The double-check response feature is a nice addition too, functioning almost like an AI content detector by itself.
Of course, one of the best things about Bard is that it’s free to use! On top of this, response times are always extremely fast. It’s worth noting, however, one trade-off with using Bard is that Google can review and process your conversations for training purposes. It’s not uncommon for AI companies to do this, but it’s still best to be aware of and make sure you don’t go sharing anything too private with Bard (or with any AI for that matter!).