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Google Teases Computer Vision, Conversational Capabilities of Gemini AI Ahead of Google I/O Event

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May 15, 2024

Google shared a video on its social media platforms on Monday, teasing new capabilities of its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot Gemini. The video was released just a day before the company’s annual developer-focused Google I/O event. It is believed that the tech giant could make several announcements around AI and unveil new features and possibly new AI models. Besides that, the centre-stage is likely to be taken by Android 15 and Wear OS 5, which could be unveiled during the event.

In a short video posted on X (formerly known as Twitter), the official account of Google teased new capabilities of its in-house AI chatbot. The 50 second-long video highlighted marked improvements in its speech, giving Gemini a more emotive voice and modulations that gives it a more human-like appearance. Further, the video highlighted new computer vision capabilities. The AI could pick up on the visuals on the screen and analyse it.

One more day until #GoogleIO! We’re feeling ?. See you tomorrow for the latest news about AI, Search and more. pic.twitter.com/QiS1G8GBf9

— Google (@Google) May 13, 2024

Gemini could also access the camera of the smartphone, a capability it does not possess at present. The user was moving the camera across the space and asked the AI to describe what it saw. Almost without any time lag, the chatbot could describe the setting as a stage and when prompted, could even recognise the Google I/O logo and share information around it.

The video shared no further details about the AI, and instead asked people to watch the event to know more. There are some questions that might be answered during the event such as whether Google is using a new large language model (LLM) for computer vision or if it an upgraded version of Gemini 1.5 Pro. Further, Google may also reveal what else can the AI do with its computer vision. Notably, there are rumours that the tech giant might introduce Gems, which are considered to be chatbot agents that can be designed for particular tasks, similar to OpenAI’s GPTs.

While Google’s event is expected to introduce new features to Gemini, OpenAI held its Spring Update event on Monday and unveiled its latest GPT-4o AI model that added features to ChatGPT, similar to the video shared by Google. The new AI model allows it to have a conversational speech, computer vision, real-time language translation, and more.

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