Google just released Gemini Advanced in a bid to stay relevant in the AI wars. Gemini Advanced brings Google's largest and most capable model yet – Ultra 1.0 – to users through Bard, which has undergone a rebrand and will now be known as Gemini.
Google first unveiled Gemini Ultra in December, where they claimed that it outperforms most alternatives (like GPT 4) in benchmark tests. And users could chat with Pro 1.0 till now through Bard. Gemini Advanced takes things one step further.
What is Gemini Advanced
Gemini Advanced is a subscription-based model for Gemini (previously, Bard) that gives you access to Ultra 1.0. You can still use Gemini for free, where you'll have access to the Pro 1.0 model.
According to Google, with Ultra 1.0, Gemini Advanced is a lot more capable than its predecessor in a variety of complex tasks, like logical reasoning, coding, etc. It can follow instructions and retain context from previous prompts better and can have longer, more detailed conversations. You'll also find it better when collaborating on creative projects.
The subscription for Gemini Advanced costs $19.99/ month, and you can currently get a 2-month free trial. But it just doesn't get you access to the AI. Gemini Advanced will be available as a part of the new Google One AI Premium Plan, which will also bring you the benefits from the Google One Premium Plan along with access to the AI.
With Google One AI Premium Plan, you'll get access to:
- Gemini Advanced
- 2 TB Storage
- Other Google One Premium benefits, like sharing with up to 5 people, more features in Google Meet, Google Photos, Dark Web Monitoring, etc.
- Gemini in Gmail, Docs, and other Google Apps ( Coming Soon)
Note that the Google One AI Premium AI Plan is a separate plan from the Google One Premium plan. If you're already a Google One Premium subscriber, you won't get access to Gemini Advanced unless you upgrade your plan.
Gemini Advanced is available in more than 150 countries and territories. If your country is not on this list, you cannot access it directly. Google plans to make it available in more countries in the future.
Moreover, it is optimized for English only at this point, but it can respond to queries in other languages that Gemini is available in. Google plans to make it available in more languages in the future.
How to Get Gemini Advanced
You can easily get Gemini Advanced for free for 2 months right now, after which it'll cost $19.99/month to continue the subscription.
- Navigate to gemini.google.com from your web browser. You should be signed in to your personal Google account and should be older than 18 years old; Gemini Advanced is not yet available for Google Workspace accounts.
- Click on the 'Gemini' drop-down menu in the top-left corner of the screen.
- Then, click on 'Upgrade' next to Gemini Advanced.
- You'll be redirected to a new page. Click on the 'Start Trial' button.
- Then, add a payment method to your Google account if you don't have one and complete the signup process.
- Once you complete the payment method verification process, your subscription will be complete. Click on 'Go to Gemini Advanced' to start using the Ultra 1.0 model.
- You'll be switched to the Gemini Advanced model on the Gemini web app. You can switch between the Gemini and Gemini Advanced models whenever.
There you go. With these simple steps, you can start using the first version of Gemini Advanced right away. With future updates, you'll have access to more interactive coding features, advanced data analysis and multimodal capabilities, and more. Now, go forth and use it to test whether it stands tall in its claims to beat GPT-4.