Lots of AI news coming out of Google over the past week or so. The search giant launched Gemini, which is powering a lot of its AI efforts.
It released AI Studio, designed to build applications on Gemini easily, but criticism quickly surfaced. For one thing, it wasn’t the generative AI Hail Mary that Google needed (and the rest of us desired), and the early impressions of the platform were a bit meh.
Google also announced AlphaCode 2, based on the tech, along with a huge update to the chatbot platform Bard.
Perhaps the biggest news was that Google’s Pixel 8 Pro, powered by the brainiac AI model Gemini, is making other phones look like they’re still playing Snake.
This genius phone features an AI summarizer in its Recorder app and a Smart Reply in Gboard for those who can’t be bothered to text back.