Google unveiled Gemini, an advanced artificial intelligence app designed to empower individuals in various aspects of their lives. It offers the ability to write, interpret text, and handle other tasks, potentially revolutionizing how people interact with technology.
The Gemini app, named after a previously introduced AI project, replaces the Bard chatbot and is initially available as a standalone app for Android smartphones. It will later be integrated into Google's existing search app for iPhones.
Replacing the Google voice assistant, Gemini aims to become the primary tool for users to leverage AI for thinking, planning, and creative endeavors. The company remains committed to its mission of organizing and making information accessible while embracing new avenues in the field.
Sissie Hsiao, Google's general manager overseeing Gemini, believes the app represents a significant step forward in advancing Google's mission.
Initially released in English for the U.S. market, Gemini will expand to the Asia-Pacific region, with Japanese and Korean versions. Along with the free basic version, Google offers a premium Gemini Advanced service for $20 per month.
The Gemini Advanced subscription includes enhanced AI capabilities, such as tutoring students, providing programming guidance, generating project ideas, and creating content based on user preferences. Powered by "Ultra 1.0" technology, it aims to surpass Google's existing user base of 100 million subscribers.
The release of the Gemini apps underscores the growing trend of integrating AI into smartphones, following Google's earlier Pixel smartphones and Samsung's recent Galaxy smartphones.