And They Shall Call It Gemini
Google's new AI with visual recognition has a mind-blowing demo
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Yesterday’s Friday Roundup was very long, since I can’t seem to help diving into each topic. I realized at the end of the thing that I’d basically written an essay-length reflection on each article — something I’m going to have to clean up for future editions.
The upside is: I am really starting to love writing TFRs; I save lots of articles throughout the week that I don’t have a chance to read at whatever moment I happen to stumble across them, and TFR give me an opportunity to really dig in. You can’t write about what you don’t know. I learn a lot when I have to highlight the most important, salient, or poignant bits of something I’ve read or watched. It helps me to deepen the memory of the thing.
But I bet that last one was at least 4,000 words, and that’s probably too long. In any case, something that got totally pushed off the plate was this demo from Google of their Gemini AI, which has both auditory and visual recognition systems.
I’ve never seen anything like it. And it’s important to remember: we’re still really early in the AI development process.
Whether this amazes you, fascinates you, inspires you, gives you the creeps, or all of the above, what matters is how important this is. I said back in January that AI was going to be the biggest story of the year, and here we are in December and I feel satisfied that I was right.
Stuff like this? It’s going to change the way the world does…well, everything.