Tech giant Google rebranded its ChatGPT-style chatbot on Thursday to Gemini, giving it a unique prominence on its products, in its bid to oust Microsoft in the AI race.
The name modification from Bard to Gemini comes a year after the search engine giant released its chatbot in a desperate move to catch up with Microsoft’s Bing chatbot, which was released through its partnership with OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT.
Based on data trawled from the internet, the chatbots have since expanded into generating images as well as texts in response to basic prompts.
The AI chatbot is becoming an integral part of its consumer experience on par with search, Gemini will provide easy-to-see link on the company’s Google app on iPhones.
Google will also release Gemini Ultra 1.0, its most important generative AI model yet, which will be available as an advanced chatbot for $20 a month in 150 countries, only in English language.
However, the Gemini and Gemini Advanced will be standalone apps on Android phones and integrated into the Google app on iPhone. The apps will be made available in Europe after it resolves regulatory concerns.
The statement by Google is coming a day after Microsoft announced it has tweaked its equivalent Copilot app, which is the new name for the Bing chatbot.
Microsoft intends to sponsor an ad during Sunday’s Super Bowl that would promote the use of its Copilot standalone app.
While there are concerns over the disruptive use of AI, both Microsoft and Google present their product’s ability to boost online learning and creativity.