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Google delays launch of ‘Gemini’ AI bot until January: report

Google has delayed the public release of its long-awaited conversational artificial intelligence tool Gemini until next month due to performance concerns, according to a report on Monday.

The decision to postpone the launch of a product that directly competes with OpenAI’s ChatGPT was made after Google researchers discovered that Gemini “cannot reliably handle some non-English queries.” Information reportedsaid a person familiar with the matter.

Google was planning to unveil Gemini at a series of debut events scheduled for later this month in New York, Washington DC, and California, according to the report. Google President Sundar Pichai has chosen to cancel these events.

Prior to the cancellation, the event in Washington was aimed at showcasing Google’s burgeoning AI efforts to U.S. lawmakers as governments increasingly consider how to regulate AI technology. .

Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the delay.


Google is eager to compete with OpenAI. Miscellaneous goods photos – Stock.adobe.com

The December release would have been an unusual occurrence for Google, which typically doesn’t schedule major product releases around this time of year.

Gemini is described as a large collection of language models, meaning it is trained using infinite internet data. Once ready, Gemini will be able to handle a huge number of user prompts, from standard text and image queries to software coding and more.

This advanced AI tool is expected to enhance Google’s existing products, including the current Bard AI chatbot and search engine.

So far, Google has remained largely silent about Gemini’s purported features.

Last May, Google explained Gemini As a “next generation basic model”. The company said Gemini will be “available in a variety of sizes and features” after being “fine-tuned and rigorously tested for safety.”

OpenAI recently dealt with its own turmoil after its board of directors passed a shocking resolution to fire Sam Altman as CEO.


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Google CEO Sundar Pichai has canceled many debut events. AFP (via Getty Images)

After days of frantic negotiations, Altman returned to his post late last month, while OpenAI announced a revamped board of directors that includes former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and former Twitter Chairman Brett Taylor. .

Despite the internal turmoil, Microsoft-backed OpenAI remains a leader in the AI ​​development industry.

Altman said ChatGPT has attracted more than 100 million weekly active users since its launch about a year ago.

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