Google Gemini (formerly Bard) available

16 Jun 2023
10 Mar 2024

Google Gemini (formerly Bard) is now available to the public. We have previously written a comprehensive article on Google Gemini (formerly Bard), so in this article, we will only focus on the new aspects.

Google Gemini as a chatbot

In June 2023, Google Gemini was introduced as a chatbot similar to what we know from ChatGPT, where you can chat with it and use Google's AI to get answers.

This means you can have a conversation with it Bard.webp

Google Gemini is free to use for everyone, and already understands many languages.

Google Gemini in Denmark

From July 13, 2023, Google Gemini also supports Danish and is accessible in Denmark, meaning it is available in Denmark and in the Danish language

Visit Google Gemini

BEFORE July 13, 2023:
Google Gemini, or Bard as it was called then, was not supported in Denmark at launch, and when visiting the Google Gemini page you would receive a message that it was not yet supported in Denmark. Fortunately, this changed as of July 13, 2023

However, one could still try it or other services not launched in Denmark - it only requires using a VPN
For example, you could use Windscribe which is free and allows you to position yourself in the USA to try services not yet supported in the country.
Windscribe provides an option to download a plugin for the browser, so it can be turned on and off as desired. However, we do not recommend sending any GDPR data through when using a VPN, as all data goes through their servers.

Languages in Google Gemini

Google Gemini is available in many different languages - more than 40 languages and in more than 230 countries (Source: Google).
Danish is one of the languages that Google Gemini is available in.

Google Gemini vs ChatGPT

We have tested Google Gemini a bit, and in our tests, Google Gemini and ChatGPT give quite similar results. They offer different answers and solutions, and both come up with gems, and also fail at times. 
The quality seems equally good for the things we have asked about. 

However, the way they deliver the results differs

  • ChatGPT: The text is written progressively. If you don't have plus, it can be a bit slow
  • Google Gemini: Sometimes thinks a bit longer but then delivers the entire answer quickly all at once or shows it bit by bit but faster

However, there are some areas where each excels

Where ChatGPT is best

  • Good at creating articles, search optimization, texts, being creative, helping with code, etc.
  • Offers a more "human" conversation experience

Where Google Gemini is best

  • Google is deeply integrated with the search engine, making it good at finding information from the net
  • Better at direct answers than at conversations and creative processes

Which one should you choose?

Several factors come into play

  • What do you need it for?
    • If it's for answering questions, then Google Gemini - if you're writing texts and the like, then ChatGPT
  • Which one do you have access to?
    • If you have Google Workspace, for example, then you have access to Gemini - ChatGPT has a free version, but their Pro version, which can be purchased, is recommended
  • Do you have preferences?
    • Gemini is delivered by Google, but a significant part of OpenAI, which created ChatGPT, is owned by Microsoft
  • Do you need other AIs?
    • Both Google and OpenAI offer other services for generating images, videos, speech, etc.

We recommend trying both to see which you prefer, and which gives the best results for what you need it for.
If you have access to one as a pro, then you might as well use it. In our view, there isn't enough difference to justify investing in the other, unless you know it will be something you'll use a lot.

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