Google goes big on ChatGPT-style chatbot

(UPDATE) SAN FRANCISCO, California: Google on Thursday rebranded its ChatGPT-style chatbot to Gemini, giving it unprecedented prominence on its products, as the tech titan’s artificial intelligence (AI) race with Microsoft heats up.

The name change from Bard comes a year after the search engine giant rushed out its chatbot in a frantic bid to catch up with Microsoft’s Bing chatbot, which was released through its partnership with OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT.