Google I/O 2024 brings the best out of Gemini. It'll soon let you sort photos in Google Photos

The announcement is made during the Google I/O 2024 event.

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Key notes

  • Google says that Gemini, its AI model, is coming to Google Photos.
  • It can understand the context of every single images saved in your storage.
  • Gemini 1.5 Pro with 2 million tokens is also coming.

Just a day after OpenAI launched the latest GPT-4o and a ChatGPT desktop app, Google arrived with a few exciting announcements. At the Google I/O 2024 event on Tuesday, the Mountain View tech giant said that the popular model is coming to Google Photos. 

It works like wonder, or at least that’s what the demo looks like. You can ask the AI chatbot about whatever it is in your gallery, and it understands the context of those pictures. The context examples demonstrated being like your daughter’s swimming journey or even the number plates of cars. 

Gemini in Google Photos – where 6 billion photos and videos are uploaded every day – is rolling out this summer. It’s called Ask Photos and uses Gemini’s multimodal capabilities to read texts in images. But if you’re concerned about whether Gemini stores the information of your photos, the company says that the queries won’t be reviewed by humans except for cases regarding abuses or harm. 

Google’s boss Sundar Pichai said that over 1.5 million developers have used Gemini. 

Not too long ago, Google launched its yet biggest update to Gemini before the I/O event: the Gemini 1.5 model and its Pro version. With a dramatically enhanced performance, Gemini 1.5 delivers much better performance with 1 million tokens, compared to OpenAI’s GPT-4 Turbo’s 128K or Claude 2.1’s 200K. 

Last year, Google launched the Pixel Fold at the I/O 2023 event, sporting a 5.8-inch front OLED Gorilla Glass Victus-protected screen with up to a 7.6-inch when it’s opened. It came with a $1,799 price tag.