It is Tuesday. Real feel? Monday-ish.
Farewell Google Bard, we hardly knew ye. Long live Gemini!
And AI could lead to a 4-day work week sooner than you thought. ALSO - Calling out all Harry Potter fans, we’ve got a prompt game you’ll love!
Here is what you need to know about AI today.
Google Bard, everyone’s least favourite chatbot. Well, now it is… Gemini.
Gemini is the name of Google’s powerhouse AI, and it looks like they have big plans for it.
With that, you should say goodbye to Bard. Google might be waving it off and going all by rebranding it as Gemini.
Here’s what’s happening: Gemini, (surprisingly born in December and not June-July) is the newest addition to Google’s AI line up - and it comes in three flavours. Nano, Pro and Ultra.
Picture Nano running the show on Android phones, and Gemini Pro taking the reins of the revamped Google Bard chatbot.
Ultra is for businesses with deep pockets looking for the best AI you can get your hands on.
What Ultra delivers
Google claims it's the heavyweight champ, outshining OpenAI's GPT-4.
Ultra 1.0 is a paid plan that offers ChatGPT Plus-like file-uploading features.
And what about the potential confusion between the model and the service?
Well, they're introducing Gemini Advanced (previously Bard Advanced).
This is the fancy, paid version of the chatbot, loaded with all the bells and whistles from Gemini Ultra.
Think of the créme de la créme of coding, logical reasoning and a knack for creative tasks like image generation and storytelling.
When can you use it?
Well, it’s going Global, and most of the world will get their hands on it soon.
However, you should know that for version 1.0, it's English queries that get the spotlight.
Google Gemini will be launching first in the US, it'll soon be spreading its wings worldwide, except for some EU spots.
Blame it on the EU’s privacy rules! The UK, Switzerland, and European Economic Area countries might have to twiddle their thumbs a bit longer (Apparently Google forgot about Brexit).
Oh and if you were worried about missing out with an iPhone? Don’t worry - it’s going to be built into the Google App.
Google has talked the talk about Gemini but can it walk the walk? And absolutely no one will miss Bard, the worst name for an AI ever right?
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That 4-day workweek might be closer than you think, thanks to none other than…AI, of course.
A recent survey of 1,000 US businesses showed that companies diving deep into AI are more than twice as likely to favour a 4-day workweek.
If your company is riding the AI wave with tools, apps, and systems, you might be in for that extra day off!
According to Tech.co’s report, 93% of AI enthusiasts and industry leaders are either considering or have already jumped on the 4-day workweek wagon.
Only 7% still have cold feet about it.
But it gets more interesting…
None of the leaders who “fully embraced” AI said they were against a 4-day workweek.
On the flip side, if your workplace is AI-deprived, less than half of those leaders support a 4-day workweek and 21% are unsure on the idea.
Here’s what AI tools workplaces report using:
The major AI tools used by businesses are ChatGPT with 65% adoption, and Google Bard coming in second with 48% of usage (really?).
Now Microsoft’s CoPilot is bringing up the rear with 21% - expect this to grow as Microsoft pushes it harder.
Oh! And don’t forget about Claude! ChatGPT’s alternative and used by 10% of businesses (we love Claude).
So, if you want a shorter workweek - make the case for AI to your boss!
I’ll be pleasantly surprised if this actually happens…
Tesla settles for $1.5M after 25 counties sue for illegal disposal of hazardous waste in California, with concerns over potential federal regulation violations.
The UK has allocated £45M to fund quantum computing projects.
Amazon scraps its $1.35B iRobot acquisition due to regulatory hurdles from European and U.K. antitrust authorities, adding to the growing list of technology deals facing challenges abroad.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) unveils a 15-year, £600 million partnership with Aviva to manage 5.5 million Life and Pensions policies.
UK Tech Week, launching in April, will celebrate innovation with events across tech hubs including Leeds and others. The initiative highlights and supports regional tech advancements.
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