Google postponed the launch of Gemini, which was initially set for next week, reportedly due to the AI’s inconsistent performance with non-English queries.
However, according to a new briefing, Google is allegedly prepping for a public preview of Gemini.
This information may have been confirmed on X by Vertex AI users who shared the names of four Google Gemini models that appear to be coming to the Model Garden: gemini-pro, gemini-pro-vision, gemini-ultra, and gemini-ultra-vision.
— Siqi Chen (@blader) December 5, 2023
At the APEC CEO Conference, Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, refers to Gemini as a “series of models.”
Why Was Google Gemini Delayed?
According to earlier reports from The Information, Pichai reportedly canceled several events in California, New York, and Washington, where Gemini would be unveiled.
These events were crucial to Google’s strategy, marking what could have been its most significant product introduction of the year.
The delay highlights the intense competition in the AI sector, particularly against OpenAI, Microsoft, and Meta.
GPT-4 Outperformed Gemini In Multilingual Tasks
In certain aspects, Gemini, comparable to OpenAI’s GPT-4, has fallen short in handling multilingual tasks effectively.
This shortcoming is particularly notable given Google’s global market presence and the importance of diverse language support in AI technologies.
Implications For Google’s AI Strategy
This development has implications beyond Gemini itself. Other Google products like Bard, Assistant, and Docs, which are expected to be enhanced by Gemini’s capabilities, may delay receiving these updates.
Traditionally a leader in AI, Google is racing to match the pace of innovation set by OpenAI. While Google Bard’s capabilities continuously increase, it still falls behind the more advanced features available to premium users of ChatGPT.
As the company refines Gemini, how it will reshape the landscape of conversational AI and compete with rapidly advancing rivals like OpenAI remains to be seen.
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