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Multimodality with Gemini

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Overview

Gemini is a family of generative AI models developed by Google DeepMind that is designed for multimodal use cases. The Gemini API gives you access to the Gemini Pro Vision and Gemini Pro models. This lab focuses on demonstrates a variety of multimodal use cases that Gemini can be used for. In this lab, you will learn how to use the Vertex AI Gemini API to generate text from text and image(s), and video prompts.

Multimodality

Compared to text-only LLMs, Gemini Pro Vision's multimodality can be used for many new use-cases:

Example use cases with text and image(s) as input:

  • Detecting objects in photos
  • Understanding screens and interfaces
  • Understanding of drawing and abstraction
  • Understanding charts and diagrams
  • Recommendation of images based on user preferences
  • Comparing images for similarities, anomalies, or differences

Example use cases with text and video as input:

  • Generating a video description
  • Extracting tags of objects throughout a video
  • Extracting highlights/messaging of a video

Objectives

In this lab, you will:

  • Use the Vertex AI Gemini API to generate text from text, image(s), and video prompts.

Setup and requirements

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Enable All Recommended APIs

  1. In the Google Cloud Console, on the Navigation menu, click Vertex AI.

  2. Click Enable All Recommended APIs.

Task 1. Open the notebook in Vertex AI Workbench

  1. In the Google Cloud Console, on the Navigation menu, click Vertex AI > Workbench.

  2. On the User-Managed Notebooks page, find the generative-ai-jupyterlab notebook and click on the Open JupyterLab button.

The JupyterLab interface opens in a new browser tab.

Task 2. Open the generative-ai folder

  1. Navigate to the generative-ai folder on the left hand side of the notebook.

  2. Navigate to the /gemini/use-cases/ folder.

  3. Click on the intro_multimodal_use_cases.ipynb file

  4. Run through the Getting Started and Import libraries sections of the notebook.

    • For Project ID, use , and for the Location, use .
Note: you can skip any notebook cells that are noted Colab only.

In the following sections, you will run through the notebook cells to see how to use the Vertex AI Gemini API with the Vertex AI SDK for Python.

Task 3. Use the Gemini Pro Vision model

Gemini Pro Vision (gemini-pro-vision) is a multimodal model that supports multimodal prompts. You can include text, image(s), and video in your prompt requests and get text or code responses.

In this task, run through the notebook cells to see how to use the Gemini Pro Vision model. Return here to check your progress as you complete the objectives.

Image understanding across multiple images

One of the capabilities of Gemini is being able to reason across multiple images. In this example, you will use Gemini to calculate the total cost of groceries using an image of fruits and a price list.

Run through the Image understanding across multiple images section of the notebook.

Click Check my progress to verify the objective. Image understanding across multiple images

Understanding Screens and Interfaces

Gemini can also extract information from appliance screens, UIs, screenshots, icons, and layouts. In this example, you will use Gemini to extract information from a stove to help a user navigate the UI and respond in different languages:

Run through the Understanding Screens and Interfaces section of the notebook.

Click Check my progress to verify the objective. Understanding Screens and Interfaces

Understanding entity relationships in technical diagrams

Gemini has multimodal capabilities that enable it to understand diagrams and take actionable steps, such as optimization or code generation. In this example, you will see how Gemini can decipher an entity relationship (ER) diagram, understand the relationships between tables, identify requirements for optimization in a specific environment like BigQuery, and even generate corresponding code.

Run through the Understanding entity relationships in technical diagrams section of the notebook.

Click Check my progress to verify the objective. Understanding entity relationships in technical diagrams

Recommendations based on multiple images

Gemini is capable of image comparison and providing recommendations. This may be useful in industries like e-commerce and retail. In this example, you will use Gemini to recommend which pair of glasses would be better suited to an oval-shaped face.

Run through the Recommendations based on multiple images section of the notebook.

Click Check my progress to verify the objective. Recommendations based on multiple images

Similarity/Differences

Gemini can compare images and identify similarities or differences between objects. In this example, you will use Gemini to compare two images of the same location and identify the differences between them.

Run through the Similarity/Differences section of the notebook.

Click Check my progress to verify the objective. Similarity/Differences

Generating a video description

Gemini can generate a description of a video. In this example, you will use Gemini to generate a description of a video of a video of a Mediterranean sea coast.

Run through the Generating a video description section of the notebook.

Extracting tags of objects throughout the video

Gemini can also extract tags throughout a video. In this example, you will use Gemini to extract tags of objects throughout a video of a photo shoot and generate hashtags.

Run through the Extracting tags of objects throughout the video section of the notebook.

Asking more questions about a video

Gemini can answer questions about a video. In this example, you will use Gemini to answer questions about the video and return a JSON response.

Run through the Asking more questions about a video section of the notebook.

Retrieving extra information beyond the video

Gemini can also retrieve extra information beyond the video. In this example, you will use Gemini to retrieve extra information about the video, such as asking specific questions about a train route.

Run through the Retrieving extra information beyond the video section of the notebook.

Congratulations!

You have now completed the lab! In this lab, you learned how to use the Vertex AI Gemini API to generate text from text and image(s) prompts.

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Manual Last Updated March 07, 2024

Lab Last Tested March 07, 2024

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