For a tech titan like Google – known for anchoring the development of AI technology for decades – being rattled by OpenAI's ChatGPT launch late last year came as a surprise to everyone.
It's not even the fact that it was a big hand-over-the-face moment for Google, but the search giant's continuous catch-up game with ChatGPT's offerings ever since. Beaten, but not down, Google might be about to take on the Sam Altman-led army.
This week, Google launched Gemini (not the zodiac sign), its most advanced AI model yet, donning all the specifications that seem to surpass other offerings in the AI industry including ChatGPT, Bing Chat and others.
The announcement came with a six-minute video showing off Gemini’s multimodal capabilities. It showed Gemini responding to spoken conversational prompts combined with image recognition and even tackling connect-the-dots pictures with ease.
But just as Google is attempting to steal the spotlight with Gemini's remarkably capable demonstration, questions arise about the authenticity of the video demonstration and if Google's claim of it being a more capable system than OpenAI GPT-4 is true at all.
Just how genuine Gemini's capabilities as demonstrated in the video are and whether or not Google can eventually lead the charge in the AI space remains to be seen.