Release notes

This page documents updates to the Gemini API.

December 13 2023

4 new models:

  • gemini-pro: New text model for a wide variety of tasks. Balances capability and efficiency.
  • gemini-pro-vision: New multimodal model for a wide variety of tasks. Balances capability and efficiency.
  • embedding-001: New embeddings model.
  • aqa: A new specially tuned model that is trained to answer questions using text passages for grounding generated answers.

See models for more details.

API version updates:

  • v1: The stable API channel.
  • v1beta: Beta channel. This channel has features that may be under development.

See the API versions topic for more details.

Capabilities updates

  • GenerateContent is a single unified endpoint for chat and text.
  • Streaming available through the StreamGenerateContent method.
  • Multimodal capability: Image is a new supported modality
  • New beta features:
  • Updated candidate count: Gemini models only return 1 candidate.
  • Different Safety Settings and SafetyRating categories. See safety settings for more details.
  • Tuning models is not yet supported for Gemini models (Work in progress).