Unboxing Gemini Ultra 1.0 – Reasoning, Algebra, Calculus, JSON extraction

We take a first look at Google's Gemini Ultra 1.0, Google's replacement for Bard, a ChatGPT competitor.

Discussion of Google's release of Gemini Ultra, following the November launch of the Gemini Suite of models, including Gemini Nano and Gemini Pro.

Gemini Ultra Overview

  • Availability: Initially, Gemini Nano and Gemini Pro were available only through AI studio and API. Gemini Ultra is introduced as a consumer app with web interface and mobile apps for Android and iOS.
  • Features: Integration with Google Assistant on Android, requirement of a subscription through Google using a personal account, and pricing details.

First Impressions and Setup

  • Subscription and Access: Emanuel discusses the process of subscribing to Gemini Ultra and accessing the app.
  • User Interface: Comparison of Gemini Ultra's interface with Chat GPT, mentioning different modes such as "light theme" and options for Gemini Advanced or Gemini (possibly Gemini Pro and Ultra).

Testing Gemini Ultra

  • Sending Prompts: Emanuel tests Gemini Ultra by sending various prompts to evaluate its responses.
  • City Description: A prompt about Oakland, California showcases the app's ability to generate descriptions with different tones.
  • Response Customization: Features for customizing responses, including options for making the responses shorter, longer, simpler, or more casual.
  • Fact-Checking Feature: Introduction of a double-check feature that verifies responses against Google Search results.

Specific Tests

  • Riddles and Logic Puzzles: Testing Gemini Ultra's reasoning capabilities with riddles and puzzles.
  • Mathematical and Coding Challenges: Evaluating Gemini Ultra's performance on arithmetic, calculus, and coding exercises.
  • Data Extraction and Conversion: Attempts to perform tasks like JSON extraction and summarizing a CNN article, with mixed results.
  • Image Generation: Testing the app's ability to generate images based on prompts.


  • Evaluation: Emanuel concludes that Gemini Ultra is similar to Chat GPT in capabilities but notes some shortcomings in reasoning and data extraction.
  • Closing Thoughts: Invitation for viewers to share their opinions on Gemini Ultra and a reminder to subscribe for more content.

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