May 29, 2024
Google's Gemini AI Gets Affordable: A Boost for Developers
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Google’s Gemini AI Gets Affordable: A Boost for Developers

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has announced a significant reduction in the cost of its advanced artificial intelligence model, Gemini, aiming to enhance accessibility for developers. The pro model of Gemini will see a price reduction of 25-50%, making it more affordable than its June pricing.

Introduced on December 6, Gemini offers three variations, with its most sophisticated version capable of advanced reasoning and information comprehension, especially in video and audio processing. While the most powerful variant is designed for data centers, others will find applications on personal devices and within Google’s suite of applications.

Apart from cost-cutting measures, Alphabet plans to provide developers with tools to create custom versions of Gemini, following the trend set by OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which introduced a feature allowing premium subscribers to generate custom GPTs on November 6.

The initial launch of Gemini generated both excitement and controversy, as Google positioned it as a potential “GPT killer,” directly competing with OpenAI’s GPT-4. However, comparisons between the two models posted online raised questions about Google’s claims of superiority, with users accusing the company of misleading promotional materials. Google executives admitted on December 11 that some promotional content was edited for brevity.

In the rapidly evolving landscape of powerful AI models, tech giants are in a race to develop and deploy their versions. Amazon launched its ChatGPT competitor, “Q,” on November 28, while Meta (Facebook and Instagram’s parent company) introduced its rival, Llama 2, earlier this year. Elon Musk also entered the fray with the launch of his AI chatbot, Grok.

The move to reduce the cost of Gemini and empower developers with tools aligns with the broader trend of making advanced AI technology more accessible and customizable in the competitive AI landscape.

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