Google announces Gemini 1.5, promises "drastically enhanced performance"


When Google launched Google Bard last year, many didn't think much about it. ChatGPT remained the more popular platform throughout 2023, which could be what prompted the rebrand. But while Gemini hasn't been out that long, Google already has an upgrade ready.

Recently, Google officially rolled out the latest version of its generative AI platform - Gemini 1.5. Google's CEO claimed that Gemini 1.5 will offer "drastically enhanced performance across a number of dimensions". Specifically, the new model is expected to be easier to train and has a new Mixture-of-Experts (MoE) architecture.


Besides that, Gemini 1.5 Pro has an experimental feature that allegedly helps the AI model understand 'long-context'. For example, it can process a 1-hour video or 11 hours of audio in one go. This makes it more suitable for large organisations or development projects. That's probably why the new model is only available to a limited group of developers and enterprise customers, at least for now.

So, what does it mean for us? Well, it means corporations now have a new platform that can process large databases. OpenAI's Sora already makes 60-second videos, so fully generated movies could be possible with Gemini someday. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to TechNave for more tech news like this.