Google unveils Gemini 1.5 Pro

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Google has rolled out Gemini 1.5 Pro, which it describes as having the ability to deliver “dramatically enhanced performance” over the previous model.

The unveiling is coming on the heels of the recent launch of the Gemini 1.0 Ultra a week earlier. Google had earlier announced the rebranding of its Bard chatbot to Gemini, which falls in line with the company’s new vision and plan to roll out a more efficient model.

While announcing the new model, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis made efforts to assure the audience about ethical AI safety while emphasizing the capabilities of the new models.

Our teams continue pushing the frontiers of our latest models with safety at the core,” Pichai said while summarizing his presentation to the audience.

According to Pichai and Hassabis, Gemini 1.5 Pro delivers comparable results to Gemini 1.0 Ultra. However, the Gemini 1.5 Pro delivers more efficiently at that level than the 1.5 Ultra. Some of its capabilities include processing text, images, videos, audio, or code.

The Gemini 1.5 Pro has the capacity to handle up to one million tokens, or the units of data AI models can process per a single request.

According to Google, the Gemini 15 Pro can process over 700,000 words, an hour of video, 11 hours of audio, and codebases with over 30,000 lines of code. The company further added that it “successfully tested” a version that supports up to 10 million tokens.

Here is how Pichai explains it:

“This new generation also delivers a breakthrough in long-context understanding. We’ve been able to significantly increase the amount of information our models can process — running up to 1 million tokens consistently, achieving the longest context window of any large-scale foundation model yet.”

A couple of weeks ago, Google rolled out Gemini as a standalone app on the Play Store.

In addition to the standalone Gemini app, users will also have the option of using a paid version of the chatbot, but of course with more features.

Users will have access to commonly used Assistant features through the Gemini app. These include making calls and setting timers to control smart home devices. In the future, Google will be adding more of Assistant functions to Gemini, which all but confirms that Google will phase out the former in favor of Gemini.

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