Google unveils AlphaCode 2, powered by Gemini

Alongside its Gemini generative AI model, Google this morning took the wraps off of AlphaCode 2, an improved version of the code-generating AlphaCode introduced by Google’s DeepMind lab roughly a year ago.
AlphaCode 2 is in fact powered by Gemini, or at least some variant of it (Gemini Pro) fine-tuned on coding contest data. And it’s far more capable than its predecessor, Google says — at least on one benchmark.
In a subset of programming competitions hosted on Codeforces, a platform for programming contests, AlphaCode 2 — coding in languages spanning Python, Java, C++ and Go — performed better than an estimated 85% of competitors …