The Information reports that Google has started testing Gemini, the next-generation artificial intelligence model, with a select group of closed beta customers. This suggests that we may soon see Gemini launched publicly in the near future.
Google initially unveiled Gemini at the Google I/O event in May 2023. It is the follow-up version of the PaLM 2 model, which has already been deployed in Google’s products. The project is a collaboration between Google and DeepMind, forming Google DeepMind. There are even rumors circulating that Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, has returned to contribute to this project.
Gemini is seen as Google’s weapon to compete against OpenAI’s GPT-4, which has been making waves in the industry. It remains to be seen how well Google can match up with OpenAI on this front.
TLDR: Google has begun testing its next-generation AI model, Gemini, with a closed group of customers. Gemini is seen as Google’s response to OpenAI’s GPT-4 and may signal a potential showdown between the two tech giants in the future.