Google is supercharging its AI arsenal, unleashing two powerful tools to empower developers and enterprises. First up is Duet AI for Developers, now generally available, offering seamless integration with data from 25 partners like Confluent, HashiCorp, and MongoDB. This AI co-pilot helps you craft applications for specific platforms, writing code tailored to their unique needs. On the text generation front, Gemini Pro joins the party as a powerful API on Google Cloud's Vertex AI. This system lets you build chatbots that interact with users in a natural, engaging way.
Integration with Leading Developer Services
This version of Duet AI is set to incorporate industry documentation and knowledge from notable entities like Datadog, JetBrains, and Langchain. These integrations aim to streamline test automation, troubleshoot problems and address potential security vulnerabilities. The initial general availability offerings include Duet AI for Developers and Duet AI in Security Operations. Plans are in motion to extend the AI tool's scope to Google Cloud services including BigQuery, Looker, database products, Apigee, and Colab Enterprise in the upcoming year.
Google positions Duet AI as a product particularly designed for enterprise needs, complete with production-use access controls and indemnification. Highlighting the tool's value, early adopters such as Turing have reported significant gains, with a 33% rise in revenue post-implementation, underscoring the productivity benefits of these AI tools.
The service enhances developer productivity by offering assistance with various integrated development environments (IDEs). Duet AI for Developers can autocomplete source code, respond to coding queries, and assist with troubleshooting. All Duet AI services are expected to upgrade to the Gemini architecture in the coming weeks, with free access available until January 12, 2024.
Advancements in Imagery and Healthcare
For those involved in visual tasks, Google DeepMind's Imagen 2 is now generally available. This text-to-image generation model promises improved results in creating photorealistic images and rendering text for promotional purposes. Snapchat, Canva, and Shutterstock are reported to be using the service already. Imagen 2-generated images feature a SynthID digital watermark, which, while invisible to the human eye, allows for computational detection to identify them as synthetic creations.
In the healthcare domain, Google has introduced MedLM, a set of models optimized for medical applications. These models, which are derived from the Med-PaLM 2 system, range in capability and are intended for tasks such as analyzing medical documents for drug discovery leads and summarizing doctor-patient interactions. Early MedLM adopters include HCA Healthcare, drug design firm BenchSci, and consultancy majors Accenture and Deloitte.
With these offerings, Google continues to compete in the AI space against Microsoft and other key players, highlighting an industry trend towards enhanced machine-learning implementations across cloud and IT services.