Google has significantly upgraded its chatbot, Bard, by integrating the powerful Gemini Pro language model. Initially introduced in December, Gemini Pro is now universally accessible, supporting all languages, countries, and territories where Bard operates.
Closing the Gap in Image Generation:
Previously trailing behind competitors like Bing Image Creator and Midjourney in image generation capabilities, Google has now narrowed the gap with the introduction of Imagen 2. This advanced neural network operates within the Bard chatbot and as a standalone service called ImageFX on the AI Test Kitchen beta testing platform.
Versatile Features of Imagen 2:
Imagen 2 offers a seamless blend of realism and quality, addressing common issues in text-to-image systems. Available within the Bard chatbot and as a standalone ImageFX service, users can register for the AI Test Kitchen program to access its full capabilities. The tool not only generates lifelike images based on textual descriptions but also facilitates comprehensive editing, including style alterations.
Google emphasizes transparency by marking images created by ImageFX with AI metadata and SynthID digital watermarks. These markers ensure proper attribution in Google search results, signaling the integration of AI in the creative process. Eli Collins, Vice President of Google DeepMind, assures users that protective measures are in place to prevent the generation of inappropriate content.
Elevating Quality and Responsiveness:
Imagen 2 has been lauded by Eli Collins for offering the “highest quality images available today” while addressing challenges in rendering realistic human hands and faces, notes NIX Solutions. The system boasts improvements in eliminating distracting visual artifacts, enhancing the overall user experience. The developer underscores their commitment to responsible AI usage, assuring users of protective measures against inappropriate content generation.