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4 Google Gemini Models Coming To The Vertex AI Model Garden

Although events for the Google Gemini launch were reportedly canceled, Vertex AI users spotted four versions in the Model Garden.

  • Google has postponed the launch of its new AI product, Gemini, to early 2024 due to challenges in handling non-English language queries.
  • The delay of Gemini, which is expected to compete with OpenAI's GPT-4, underscores the intensifying competition in the conversational AI space.
  • Vertex AI users spotted four placeholders for Google Gemini models, two of which will have vision capabilities.
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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.

google gemini models in vertex ai model gardenScreenshot from Vertex AI, December 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.

This setback contrasts the growing popularity of Microsoft Copilot, which recently announced integration with OpenAI’s latest new features, including GPTs.

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.

Despite the delay, Google remains committed to advancing Gemini, with new models appearing in the Vertex AI Model Garden, signaling that it will launch soon.

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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Kristi Hines

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4 Google Gemini Models Coming To The Vertex AI Model Garden

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