Gemini, Google's next AI, will be more powerful than ChatGPT

By: Henry Felix

Gemini, Google's next AI, will be more powerful than ChatGPT

June 27, 2023 3:49 PM

The CEO of Google DeepMind claims that engineers are enhancing Gemini to make it "more capable" than existing large language models by leveraging the technology from its 2016 AlphaGo model.

The head of Google's AI spinoff DeepMind has said that the upcoming AI system will be "more capable" than OpenAI's ChatGPT.

Demis Hassabis, CEO of DeepMind, was quoted→ in a Wired article as saying that the company's Gemini AI is a large language model (LLM) that leverages text in a manner analogous to ChatGPT's operations, but will be endowed with additional skills, such as planning or problem-solving.

AlphaGo, an early artificial intelligence system built by DeepMind in 2016, will be the system's inspiration and basis for its technology and methodology.

"From an advanced level, Gemini can be viewed as  combining the finest characteristics of AlphaGo-like systems and the incredible language ability of the largest models."

He also noted "new innovations," which he described as "pretty interesting." Gemini, along with a number of other AI tools, was first presented at Google's I/O developer conference in May.

Hassabis estimates the price of creating Gemini at between tens and hundreds of millions of dollars, and claims its release is still months away. 

Furthermore, the DeepMind CEO emphasized the "urgent" need for additional research into the potential hazards of more proficient AI systems. Hassabis previously stated that human-level AI could come before 2033.

The announcement of Gemini comes just after Google released its own AI chatbot, Bard, which competes with OpenAI's popular ChatGPT. However, former Google employees expressed suspicion about Bard's "concerns for society."

Google Bard has already been barred from entering the European Union after Irish regulators accused the organization of failing to complete the proper documentation.