Google has postponed the launch of its new artificial intelligence model, Gemini, until 2024. Billed as a revolution in AI, it will be able to process a wide range of tasks, across multiple applications, from sources as varied as text, images, audio or video.
The project was first announced last spring at the Google I/O developer conference. It is billed as a new generation of large-scale, pre-trained multimodal language model, capable of understanding natural human language, deciphering text whatever the language used, but also of processing information from an image, audio or video file. The idea is for it to feed into all Google's online services, from Bard to Gmail to Assistant, to boost their processing capabilities.
Its beta launch, scheduled for the end of the year, has finally been pushed back to 2024, according to The Information. When it lands, Gemini is effectively lined up as a direct competitor for Open AI's GPT-4. Ultimately, this will enable Google's tools to respond to more complex requests in a more nuanced way than they do today.
In practice, Gemini will make it easier to answer questions (Bard, Assistant), carry out more precise online searches (Search), write email messages (Gmail), translate text (Translate), produce documents (Docs), analyse spreadsheets (Sheets), design presentations (Slides) and more. – AFP Relaxnews