In Recent Times, AI chatbots have gained immense popularity and new ones are constantly being introduced. According to the given prompts, some give text-based answers, while others generate unique pictures or sounds.
When it comes to AI bots, ChatGPT is probably the first thing that pops up in mind. However, it now has a strong competitor, Google offers its own artificial intelligence bot called Bard to users in experimental mode.
Both ChatGPT and Bard are chatbots powered by artificial intelligence. They are similar in many ways but have their own strengths. Here is a guide to discuss differences between these chatbots.
What is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is an AI language model developed by OpenAI. It is part of the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) series of language models that can understand and generate human-like text. The journey began with the first version, GPT, followed by GPT-2, and now continues with the GPT-3.5 version.
ChatGPT was launched on November 30, 2022. With the launch of ChatGPT, it gained huge popularity and reached 1 million users in almost a week, according to the CEO of ChatGPT Sam Altman.
Considering the power of ChatGPT, the number of users reached in a short time seems normal. Because it’s trained on a large dataset of text and code so that it can be used for a variety of purposes including:
- Getting instant answers to questions
- Finding creative inspiration
- Learning something new
- Having a conversation with the bot
- Generating creative text formats, such as poems, code, scripts, musical pieces, email and letters
With the introduction of ChatGPT, the question of whether it will replace search engines has been raised. At this point, the steps to be taken by Google were also curious. Now, with almost 90% of the Search engine market, Google has launched its own chatbot, Bard.
What is Bard?
Bard is a large language model chatbot developed by Google AI. Google announced Bard on February 6, 2023 in a blog post from Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai.
Bard is named after the archetypal poet, storyteller, and musician of Celtic cultures. Like ChatGPT, Bard also answers questions in a comprehensive and informative way and generate different creative text formats of text content, like poems, code, scripts, email, letters, etc.
Bard is initially powered by a research large language model (LLM), specifically a lightweight and optimized version of LaMDA. Now It is powered by the Google’s own and most advanced big language model (LLM) PaLM 2, which was shown to the public at Google I/O 2023.
The improvements were not just about the model. Among the new developments about Bard announced are integration with other Google products, support for 180 countries, additional language support and a dark theme.
ChatGPT vs Bard: First Insight
Both chatbots are easy to access and use, responding to queries quickly. To use Bard, you only need to create a Google account. On the other hand, ChatGPT allows you to sign up and start using any email address right away or use your google account to register.
Now, let’s compare these two bots considering different aspects.
Two application have simple and straightforward interface. However, google’s bard stands out in a few points such as:
- Ability to edit your questions after you ask them. If you’re not happy with Bard’s answer, you can edit your question and ask again.
- Ability to view multiple responses that Bard prepares. Bard often prepares multiple responses to a single question. You can view all of these responses and choose the one that you think is the best.
- Google Workspace integration. Bard is connected to your Google Workspace, making it easy for you to upload Bard’s responses to your Gmail or to Google Docs.
- Options for answers: Bard provides some options in dropdown menu below the response to re-generate a new response. These options include “make shorter or longer”, “more casual”, “more professionals” and others.
The main difference between Bard and ChatGPT is their data source. Bard is trained on an “infiniset” of data, which includes information from the live web, while ChatGPT is trained on a pre-defined set of data that hasn’t been updated since 2021. This data includes information from books, articles, and websites. This means that Bard has access to the latest information and can provide more up-to-date answers to your questions
Access to The Internet
Bard has access to the internet in real time, which means that it can update its knowledge base as new information becomes available. ChatGPT is not connected to the internet, so it can only access the information that was included in its training dataset.
Bard’s internet access also brings some additional features. For example, you can request a summary of a page on the web from Bard using the URL of that page.
When we ask these two chatbots to write on a topic, ChatGPT tends to write longer content with an advanced language, while Bard tends to produce shorter summary content using a simple language.
The other point is that, Bard is more likely to cite sources in its answers, while ChatGPT usually presents information as facts without providing a source. This is because bard learn some facts from the web.
When it comes to responding and the accuracy of Answers given, ChatGPT is one step ahead in our tests, especially in coding. In our testing, we found that Bard was more likely to answer incorrectly or not at all to the same questions asked of both bots.
With these in mind, we can say that CHATGPT is a better writer than bard. ChatGPT is ahead in terms of both the language it uses and the inclusiveness of the content.
In general, Bard is better for research and tasks that require up-to-date information. ChatGPT is better for tasks that require more creativity, such as generating text or writing different kinds of creative content. Remember that, it is important to be aware of the limitations of these chat bots when using them to access information. These bots includes some inaccurate or misleading information so you need to check informations before using.
Thank you for reading.