Google’s Firebase Genkit – A newly launched framework

Google has launched its new open-source framework for developers to build artificial intelligence apps
An undated image of Firebase logo. — Google
An undated image of Firebase logo. — Google

Google has launched its new open-source framework for developers to build Artificial Intelligence (AI) apps. The platform was launched at the Google I/O 2024 event held on Tuesday.

Firebase Genkit will help developers to develop apps with AI-powered features in JavaScript/TypeScript along with the Go support coming soon. The Genkit is available in beta and will let you introduce a vast variety of data, models, agents, cloud services and more.

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This framework will use the 2.0 license that will help in integrating the AI features faster into the apps either new or existing. Chris Gill, Google product manager and Peter Friese, developer advocate wrote, “Powerful large language models put AI-powered app features within reach, but building and refining these features beyond a prototype is hard.

Many of us are still figuring out how to deploy these features in production at scale and understand how they are performing so we can quickly iterate and improve on them. Add to this the need to balance safety and stability throughout the process and the problem becomes even harder. Let’s face it, everyone can use some help.”

Additionally, the team wrote: “Genkit is also designed to be open to any and all models, vector stores, embedders, evaluators, and other components through its plugin system”. 

Besides this, Google has also announced the support for SQL databases that are powered by Firebase Data Connect, a new service powered by Google’s Cloud SQL Postgres database and Firebase App Hosting. Google says about the Firebase App Hosting, “next generation of serverless web hosting with Google, designed specifically for server-rendered web apps.”