How to Download and Run Google Gemma AI Model on PC and Mac

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Downloading and Running Google’s Gemma ai Model: A Step-by-Step Guide

Google has recently launched its first open-source ai model, named Google Gemma, available in two sizes: 2B and 7B. This decent model is suitable for creative English tasks such as text generation, summarization, and basic reasoning. Due to its small size, it can be downloaded and installed locally on low-resource computers without an internet connection. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of downloading and running Google Gemma ai model on Windows, macOS, and Linux systems.

Why Choose Google Gemma Model?

Although I find Google’s open-source model a bit basic, it may still be an excellent choice for users seeking a local ai model to execute simple tasks.


Before proceeding, ensure you have the following prerequisites installed:

1. A compatible operating system: Windows, macOS, or Linux.
2. TensorFlow 2.x installation (Install TensorFlow).

Downloading Google Gemma Model

To download the model, follow these steps:

1. Visit the official Google Model Garden Website: Model Garden.
2. Search for “Google/Gemma” in the search bar and click on the model’s name.
3. Click the “Versions” tab to view available versions, and choose the one suitable for your needs (2B or 7B).
4. Copy the model’s URL under the “Raw” tab to save it in a local file (e.g., gemma_model.tar).
5. Extract the downloaded tar file to your preferred directory.

Running Google Gemma Model

Now that you have the model, follow these steps to run it:

1. Open a terminal or command prompt and navigate to the extracted folder containing the downloaded Google Gemma model.
2. To load and run the model, use the following TensorFlow command: `tensorflow_model_server –port=9000 –model_name=gemma –model_base_path=./path/to/extracted/directory` (Replace ./path/to/extracted/directory with the actual path to your extracted directory).
3. Start TensorFlow Serving: `tensorflow_model_server –rest_api_port=9001 –model_name=gemma –model_base_path=./path/to/extracted/directory` (Replace ./path/to/extracted/directory with the actual path to your extracted directory).
4. Use an API client, such as curl, to send requests to the server and receive responses: `curl -X POST “http://localhost:9001/v1/models/gemma:predict?text=Your_input_text”`.

An Alternative Local ai Assistant: Albert

For users seeking a more advanced local ai assistant with actual task execution capabilities, I would highly recommend considering Albert. It functions similarly to ChatGPT and offers better performance on your computer (Albert).

Questions or Concerns?

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