Google is continuously positioning itself as the AI industry leader, and now, the search giant has rebranded Bard to Gemini in a bid to bring Google's family of best AI models to users. It has also introduced Gemini Advanced, which hosts the powerful Ultra model. However, you will have to pay $20 per month to access it. Moreover, Android users can now install the Gemini app on their smartphones whereas iPhone users can access Gemini from the Google app.
Google has finally added image generation into Bard and you can create images for free. Simply start your prompt with "create an image of" or "generate an image of" and Bard will generate two images at once. Google is using its in-house Imagen 2 AI model with ImageFX tool for added guardrails to power Bard image generation. Right now, it only supports prompts in English and some countries such as the UK, Switzerland, and EEA regions can't access the feature right away.
Google has been working hard to make Bard as feature-rich as ChatGPT. A PM at Google is now asking Reddit users to share their 2024 Bard Wishlist for new feature additions and extra capabilities. Reddit users point that Bard needs a separate app for Android and iOS, just like ChatGPT. In addition, Google needs to quell the hallucination issue, and integrate Bard with Google Assistant, among other things.