Google’s AI Model Will Tell Your Life’s Story Using Your Mobile Data, Photos & More


Radhika Kajarekar

Radhika Kajarekar

Dec 13, 2023


Google intends to leverage artificial intelligence technology to craft a holistic perspective of individuals’ experiences, adopting a “bird’s-eye” view of their lives. 

Google’s AI Model Will Tell Your Life’s Story Using Your Mobile Data, Photos & More

The ambitious undertaking, known as “Project Ellmann,” draws inspiration from the renowned biographer and literary critic Richard David Ellmann.

Read on to find out more about this initiative by Google!

Google To Use Gemini AI To Create a “Bird’s-Eye” View of Users’ Lives

In pursuit of enhancing its offerings through AI, Google has introduced Gemini, its latest and most advanced AI model

This cutting-edge model, which has demonstrated superior performance compared to OpenAI’s GPT-4 in certain instances, is set to be licensed to a broad spectrum of customers via Google Cloud. Gemini stands out with its multimodal capabilities, enabling the processing and comprehension of diverse information formats such as images, videos, and audio.

During an internal summit, the Project Ellmann initiative was unveiled alongside the Gemini teams by a Google Photos product manager. 

The rationale behind integrating large language models like Gemini into this endeavor was established over several months, affirming their suitability for realizing the envisioned bird’s-eye perspective on one’s life narrative.

How Does Gemini Work?

The modus operandi of this innovative AI model involves utilizing Language Model Machines (LLMs) like Gemini to analyze search results, identify patterns in user photos, generate a chatbot, and address queries deemed previously insurmountable. 

Google aspires for Project Ellmann to be the ultimate “Your Life Story Teller,” a platform that can intricately narrate an individual’s life journey.

While the specifics of the implementation within Google Photos or other products remain undisclosed, the presentation indicated that the Ellmann project aims to enrich user photos by incorporating context from biographies, past moments, and related images, moving beyond mere pixel labels and metadata.

The demonstration showcased “Ellmann Chat,” likened to opening ChatGPT but with an innate understanding of one’s life, prompting users to ponder the questions they would pose. 

Additionally, Ellmann exhibits the capability to summarize users’ eating habits and discern their preferences through an evaluation of purchases, interests, work engagements, and travel plans.


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