We tested Google’s Gemini chatbot — here’s how it performed

Gemini, Google’s answer to OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Copilot, is here. Is it any good? While it’s a solid option for research and productivity, it stumbles in obvious &#

Google launches Gemini Ultra, its most powerful LLM yet

Google Bard is no more. Almost exactly a year after first introducing its (rushed) efforts to challenge OpenAI’s ChatGPT, the company is retiring the name and rebranding Bard as Gemini, the name

Google’s Bard chatbot gets the Gemini Pro update globally

Google announced today that its Bard chatbot is now powered by the Gemini Pro model globally with support for more than 40 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Japanese,

Early impressions of Google’s Gemini aren’t great

This week, Google took the wraps off of Gemini, its new flagship generative AI model meant to power a range of products and services including Bard, Google’s ChatGPT competitor. In blog posts an

Google’s AI chatbot Bard gets a big upgrade with Gemini, Google’s next-gen AI model

Google Bard, the company’s generative AI chatbot and ChatGPT rival, is getting an update today that the company claims will significantly enhance its capabilities. The company says Bard will now

Pixel 8 Pro becomes the first smartphone powered by Google’s new AI model, Gemini

The Pixel 8 Pro will now become the first Android smartphone to be powered by Google’s next-generation AI model, Gemini, starting today, the company announced. Gemini Nano, a version of the mode

Google is opening up its Bard AI chatbot to teenagers

Google is opening up access to Bard, its conversational AI tool, to teens in most countries around the world. Teens who meet the minimum age requirement to manage their own Google Account will be abl

Google Assistant is getting AI capabilities with Bard

Google Assistant is getting an AI-powered update. At today’s Made By Google live event, the company introduced Assistant with Bard, a new version of its popular mobile personal assistant that&#8

Your website can now opt out of training Google’s Bard and future AIs

Large language models are trained on all kinds of data, most of which it seems was collected without anyone’s knowledge or consent. Now you have a choice whether to allow your web content to be

Google’s Bard chatbot can now tap into your Google apps, double-check answers and more

Google today is releasing a more capable version of Bard, its generative AI chatbot and ChatGPT rival, which now lets you double-check its answers, collaborate with others and, notably, integrate with

Google’s Bard chatbot finally launches in the EU, now supports more than 40 languages

Google is making its ChatGPT rival Bard available to a wider audience today, launching the generative AI chatbot in more than 40 languages and finally bringing it to the European Union (EU) after an i

Google Lens can now search for skin conditions

Google’s enhancing Google Lens, its computer vision-powered app that brings up information related to the objects it identifies, with new features. Starting today, Lens can surface skin conditio

Google claims that Bard is improving at math and programming

Bard, Google’s beleaguered AI-powered chatbot, is slowly improving at tasks involving logic and reasoning. That’s according to a blog post published today by the tech giant, which suggests

Google ends Bard waitlist, making English version of chatbot widely available

At Google I/O today, the company announced that it was removing most waitlist restrictions and making Bard, the company’s generative AI chatbot, more widely available, starting today in English.

Google partners with Adobe to bring art generation to Bard

Bard, Google’s answer to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, is getting new generative AI capabilities courtesy of Adobe. Adobe announced today that Firefly, its recently introduced collection of AI models

Google launches a smarter Bard

When Google launched its Bard AI-chatbot, it didn’t compare all that favorably to the likes of Bing Chat and ChatGPT. Indeed, the launch was a bit of a disaster, with a Google ad featuring a wro

Watch the Google I/O 2023 keynote live right here

Happy developer conference season to you and yours. Google’s return to an in-person I/O should be an exciting one. For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, TechCrunch will be on-hand

Google I/O 2023; here’s what we’re expecting

Update: Google just went ahead and announced the Pixel Fold over on Twitter. The company gave a good look at the upcoming foldable smartphone from just about every angle. That means all three of the e

Where is India in the generative AI race?

In the high-stakes race for supremacy in the burgeoning field of generative AI, India’s technology ecosystem is facing an uphill battle to catch up to global leaders. Despite being home to one o

We all contribute to AI — should we get paid for that?

In Silicon Valley, some of the brightest minds believe a universal basic income (UBI) that guarantees people unrestricted cash payments will help them to survive and thrive as advanced technologies el
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