Multimodal AI

Today, we will discuss about booming topic of this era, Multimodal AI. Let's understand with an example.

Imagine you are showing a friend your vacation photos. You might describe the sight you saw, the sounds you heard, and even your emotions. This is how humans naturally understand the world, by combining information from different sources.

Multimodal AI aims to do the same thing. Let's break the model AI first. Multimodal refers to two or more different ways of communicating information like text, speech, images, and videos, where AI stands for Artificial Intelligence, which are systems that can learn and make decisions.

So, Multimodal AI is a type of AI that can process and understand information from multiple sources just like you do when you look at your vacation photos. 

Difference Between Multimodal AI and Geenerative AI

It is obvious that Multimodal AI is not the only AI out there. But what is the big deal about Multimodal AI that everyone is talking about? That is what we will discuss in this segment. So now let's understand the difference between Multimodal AI and Generative AI.

While both Multimodal AI and Generative AI have exciting advancements in AI, they differ in their approach to data and functionality. Generative AI, focus creates new data similar to the data it's trained on. And in Multimodal AI, focus is to understand and process information from multiple sources i.e. text, speech, images, and videos.

Data types of Generative AI primarily work with a single data type like text, writing poems or images i.e. generating realistic portraits, whereas in Multimodal AI data types works with diverse data types, enabling a more comprehensive understanding of the world. 

The third one is examples of generative AI include, things like chatbots, text generation models, image editing tools. Whereas Multimodal AI example covers virtual assistants, medical diagnosis systems, and autonomous vehicles.

In generative AI, strengths can produce creative and innovative content, automate your repetitive tasks, and personalize your experience. Whereas in Multimodal AI, strengths provide a more human-like understanding of the world and improve accuracy. 

In a sense, Generative AI excels at creating new data, while Multimodal AI excels at understanding and utilizing existing data from diverse sources.

They can be complementary with Generative models being used to create new data for Multimodal AI, systems to learn more from and improve their understanding to the world. 

Benefits of Multimodal AI

Next, let's understand what are the benefits of Multimodal AI. The benefits of Multimodal AI is that it offers developers and users an AI with more advanced reasoning, problem-solving, and generation capabilities.

These advancements offer endless possibilities for how next-generation applications can change the way we work and live. For developers looking to start building a Vortex AI Gemini, API offers features such as enterprise security, data residency, performance, and technical support. 

If you're an existing Google Cloud customer, you can start prompting with Gemini AI in Vortex AI right now.

Challenges of Multimodal AI

Next, let's see what are the Multimodal AI big challenges. Multimodal AI is powerful, but faces hurdles. 

The first one is data overload; Managing and storing massive, diverse data is expensive and complex. 

The second one is meaning mystery: Teaching AI to understand subtle differences in between meaning, like sarcasm, is tricky.

The third one is data alignment: Ensuring data points from different sources sound in tune is challenging. 

The fourth one is data scarcity: Limited and potentially biased data sets hinder effective training. 

The fifth one is missing data blues: What happens when data is missing, like distorted audio? 

The last one is black box blues: Understanding how AI makes decisions can be difficult. So these challenges must be addressed to unlock the full potential of Model AI. 

Future of Multimodal AI

Let's see what is the future of Multimodal AI and why is it important.

Multimodal AI and Multimodals represent a leap forward in how developers build and expand the functionality of AI in the next generation of applications. For example, Gemini can understand, explain, and generate high-quality code in the world's most popular programming languages like Python, Java, C++, and Go, freeing developers to work on building more feature-filled applications. 

Multimodal AI's potential also brings the world closer to AI that's less like smart software and more like an expert, helper, or assistant.

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