How to Use Google’s Gemini AI Right Now in its Bard Chatbot

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You can try out Gemini, Google’s rival to ChatGPT, for free. It’s super easy to access right inside Bard.

Would you like to try out the just released Gemini AI model by Google? Well, you will be glad to know that you can give it a free try, right within the Bard chatbot ecosystem. For owners of the Google Pixel 8 Pro, you have a front-row-VIP-seat to the Gemini AI. As the new Google AI model is natively and readily available in the smartphone in the form of text-based replies on WhatsApp using the Gboard keyboard.

While Google has unveiled the AI model, its capacity still remains just that; a model. Meaning the full capacity of the AI is yet to be availed to all users. According to people privy to the matter, the future full capacity of the AI will include multimodal capacity. Whereby the AI will be able to process multiple types of inputs and produce outputs in various forms. Currently, only the text-based version of Gemini is available on Bard.

Only English Service

Currently, the new Google AI is available only in English. However, Google says it has plans to add more languages support. Ironically, the service is currently not available within the European Union. Probably because of the EU regions regulations, which at times, go hard on big tech companies.

Gemini Pro on Bard

When you read the name Gemini Pro, you probably think it’s a premium package, right? Well, it is actually free to use – at least for the time being. Interestingly, the most popular AI tool, ChatGPT comes in two variants:

  • ChatGPT-3.5: This is an older AI model by OpenAI that is available to all at no cost. However, its data is only accurate up to a certain set time.
  • ChatGPT-4: This is OpenAI premium AI model, which has the most recent and updated information. However, users need to pay a monthly fee to access its services.

How do I access Gemini Pro right now?

Using Gemini Pro, is as easy as visiting any website on the internet, provided you are logged in using your Google account. All you have to do is visit the Google Bard website, and voila, the Gemini Pro AI service is available to you at no cost.

Please note, you will not be able to access the service without signing in to your Google account. In a nutshell, the service is only available for free to Google users. Remember, the Gemini Pro is still in its trial version and features therein are quite experimental. So running into some glitches here and there is expected.

A Glimpse of the Future: Gemini Ultra and Nano

Gemini Ultra

People privy to Google internal working say that the current trial Gemini Pro will be succeeded by the Gemini Ultra. The Ultra version is expected to be the “most capable model” yet in Google’s AI tools offerings.

Gemini Ultra is said to be able to handle complex tasks ranging from text, images, video, and code input/outputs.

Gemini Nano

It is also said Google will offer a smartphone-based version of the Gemini AI dubbed Gemini Nano. Currently, this smartphone-first AI is currently available on Pixel 8 Pro.

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