Google’s technological evolution is taking a significant turn with its AI chatbot, known until now as Google Bard, set to undergo a radical transformation by adopting the new name Gemini. This move marks not only a name change but also anticipates the integration of this artificial intelligence into an increased number of applications, promising to further expand its capabilities and accessibility.
The revelation comes from information disclosed by developer Dylan Roussel, who, through Engadget, shared details on a list of updates scheduled for Google Bard. The changes, expected to be announced on Wednesday, February 7th, will see the AI chatbot renamed Gemini, a name that currently identifies the next-generation AI model powering Bard. This decision to unify the names suggests a strategy aimed at simplifying and strengthening the service’s identity.
One of the most anticipated new features is the introduction of a dedicated Android app, at least in the United States, which will allow Gemini to integrate with other commonly used Google applications such as Gmail, Google Maps, and YouTube. For iPhone users, Google has announced that it will be possible to access Gemini through the existing Google app for iOS, thus ensuring a cross-platform experience.
In addition, rumors reveal the introduction of a paid subscription tier named Gemini Advanced. This move positions Google in direct competition with OpenAI and ChatGPT, which already offer artificial intelligence services with free and premium options. The integration of Gemini into apps like Google Messages, allowing users to interact with AI as they would with any other contact, underscores Google’s intention to make its virtual assistance increasingly accessible and integrated into users’ digital daily lives.
If confirmed, these innovations could represent one of the most significant moments for Google’s artificial intelligence projects, marking an important step towards the integration of AI across a wide range of services and applications. As Google advances in the field of artificial intelligence, Apple is also preparing to launch its generative AI initiatives with the introduction of iOS 18 later this year, promising an increasingly competitive landscape in the sector.