Google Gemini rolls out to several regions outside United States

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The updated artificial intelligence app is already in India, Germany and other countries. Bard has undergone a massive rebranding to Google Gemini, and after weeks of build-up to the change, the official updates started rolling out earlier this month, starting in the United States. Simultaneously, the mobile app under the same name started to be rolled out to replace Assistant. A larger Google Gemini Advanced model was also announced at the same time, available with the company’s OneAI Premium Plan for $20 per month. That said, the new artificial intelligence…

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Google Maps is getting generative AI

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Users will be able to benefit from artificial intelligence’s suggestions for the perfect destination and route. Google Maps is getting an upgrade that will involve the addition of generative AI technology. The goal is to provide users with an easier way to find new places around them and discover the ideal location for what they’re seeking. The technology will help users to refine their searches to a degree beyond what was previously available. Instead of searching for general concepts such as a sporting equipment store or coffee shop, generative AI…

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Google’s Bard AI chatbot gets a major makeover and rebrand as Gemini

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The constant evolution of the technology has led the company to rerelease it in an upcoming launch. The days of Google’s Bard AI chatbot are numbered, as reports indicate the tech giant will be dumping that name and rebranding as Gemini for an upcoming release. The new name was chosen from the powerful artificial intelligence model powering the tech. The new Gemini AI chatbot will be launching in coming days as a premium subscription. It will also be part of a heavier push into smartphones with Googe’s own Pixel 8…

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Artificial intelligence scientists leave Google to launch their own startup

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The startup is called Holistic upon its creation and could focus on developing a new AI model. Two artificial intelligence scientists from DeepMind, Google’s AI subsidiary are reportedly in talks with investors to launch their own AI startup in Paris. According to Bloomberg News, Karl Tuyls and Laurent Sifre are considering the startup over Google. The two artificial intelligence scientists had already announced that they would be leaving DeepMind by the time this article was written. They are in negotiations in a financing round for a startup that could bring…

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Google to stop geofence warrants by letting users store location data on devices

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Law enforcement have been accessing location data stored in massive amounts by tech giants. Google will soon be providing users with the opportunity to store their location data on their devices instead of on its own servers, putting to the end the geofence warrants trend it played a large part in creating. Use of these warrants has recently taken off. This will effectively cease a surveillance practice that has long existed and that has permitted law enforcement such as police to be able to access the company’s massive stores of…

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