Google’s recent announcement regarding the renaming of its Bard AI chatbot to Gemini, alongside the launch of a new Gemini app and the introduction of the Gemini Ultra large language model, has sparked curiosity among users. Many have been pondering the reasons behind this significant change. Now, CEO Sundar Pichai has provided insights into the decision-making process behind the name change.
In an interaction with CNBC, Pichai shed light on the rationale behind renaming Bard to Gemini. He explained, “For us, Gemini represents our overarching approach to building our most capable and secure AI model. Bard served as the primary interface for users to interact with our models, so evolving it to Gemini aligns with our vision of direct interaction with the underlying Gemini model.” Pichai emphasized that the name change reflects Google’s commitment to advancing its AI models while ensuring a seamless user experience.
Regarding the Gemini Advanced subscription, Google introduced its Gemini Ultra 1.0 language model, capable of handling complex tasks such as coding, logical reasoning, and collaborating on creative projects. Notably, Gemini Ultra surpasses human experts on Massive Multitask Language Understanding (MMLU) tests, marking a significant milestone in AI development. Google opted to bundle Gemini Ultra with its Google One AI Premium Plan at $19.99/month, mirroring OpenAI’s approach with its advanced language models.
Speaking about the Gemini Advanced subscription, Pichai highlighted its transformative potential. He stated, “Gemini Advanced subscription empowers users to leverage cutting-edge AI capabilities for various tasks, including coding and logical reasoning. This offering represents our commitment to providing users with unparalleled AI-driven solutions to enhance productivity and creativity.”
Google’s decision to rebrand Bard as Gemini underscores its dedication to innovation and enhancing user experiences through advanced AI technologies. As Gemini continues to evolve, users can expect a seamless integration of groundbreaking AI capabilities into their daily lives, revolutionizing how they interact with technology.