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This news item is part of the top 5 news (Week 3, Feb 2024) specially curated for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures. 

Google made multiple AI related announcements last week. First is the rebranding of their Chatbot tool. The Chatbot tool, which was called Bard, is now called Gemini. Simply Gemini. Which was the name of the model that originally powered this Chatbot tool. Now when you go to the website, bard.google.com, it takes you to gemini.google.com. The next announcement was the release of a new powerful model called Gemini Ultra 1.0, which has advanced AI capabilities. The more important news item is the release of a new paid plan called Gemini Advanced, giving you access to this advanced Ultra model and various other things. What I like about this announcement is the way they have packaged it into Google One. Basically what Google is saying is we will package AI into everything, which is a route that Microsoft has also taken by bundling Copilot into Microsoft Office 365.

Here is the full list of the news items from Week 3, Feb 2024 with source links from OpenAI, ChatGPT, Google Gemini, AI, YouTube, X.

🗞️ News 1: OpenAI says, Now ChatGPT has a ‘Memory’ & it can Remember/Forget Info       

Source: OpenAI

🗞️ News 2: YouTube Studio Mobile gets Upload Option; New Community Post Feed     

Source: YouTube

🗞️ News 3: X Announces a New ‘Creator Targeting’ Option within its Ads Manager    

Source: X

🗞️ News 4: Google Bard is Rebranded to Gemini; New ‘Advanced’ Paid Plan Released       

Source: Google

🗞️ News 5: LinkedIn Launches a New ‘Media Planning API’ for Agencies & Marketers 

Source: LinkedIn

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