In the 2023 AI arena, ChatGPT has been the undisputed champion for quite some time. The AI chatbot’s remarkable capabilities have transformed a humble website into a daily destination for millions of users. Yet, Google has been quietly preparing its own ChatGPT rival. After months of anticipation, Google Bard AI has finally been released to a select group of users.
Google Bard Versus ChatGPT: Which AI Emerges Victorious?
We were fortunate enough to gain access and decided to conduct a side-by-side comparison of Google Bard and ChatGPT in terms of features and responses. If you’re interested in discovering the key distinctions between these AI bots and witnessing them in action in real time, continue reading.
Google Bard AI and OpenAI ChatGPT
For those unfamiliar with the ongoing AI competition, take a moment to learn about both chatbots before delving into usage examples or differences.
Developed by San Francisco-based OpenAI, ChatGPT is an AI chatbot built on the company’s language models. Upon its launch, ChatGPT’s popularity skyrocketed due to its wide range of capabilities. Thanks to its highly proficient GPT-3 model, the bot can perform various tasks such as writing intricate code, composing essays and stories, providing life advice, exploring hypothetical scenarios, and much more. With the introduction of the new GPT-4 LLM, the bot became even more powerful and continues to enjoy immense popularity.
Often considered ChatGPT’s counterpart, Google Bard is an experimental conversational AI service. Bard AI is based on a scaled-down version of Google’s LaMDA language model, which was introduced a few years back. Google has trained Bard using its own dataset, offering some unique advantages, which we will discuss later. Google asserts that Bard AI will produce novel, high-quality responses similar to what ChatGPT can achieve. However, while ChatGPT is accessible to all, Google Bard remains limited in availability.
|✅Major Differences||✅Coding Proficiency||✅Multiple Answers||✅Conversation Retention||✅Internet Access||✅Language Support||✅Hallucination||✅Crediting Sources|
|Google Bard AI outputs different versions of the same answers. Calling them Drafts, the AI chatbot lets users choose from any of them, so they decide which response fits them the most. Depending on the drafts, each might have a different source for accuracy. Users can pick any one answer and can even mix and match them all for the ultimate answer. This is one of the biggest differences between Bard AI and ChatGPT. This inclusion is a welcome feature as a singular response might not always be the most accurate or apt.
|Google Bard is currently quite bad at holding context. When asked a follow-up question after requesting knock-knock jokes, Google Bard AI gave a completely different answer. Google has explicitly stated that Bard AI’s ability to hold context is purposely limited for now. As the bot continues to learn, so should its contextual ability. However, for those looking for a clear-cut answer between Bard vs ChatGPT on this, the latter wins.
|Google Bard, fortunately, has real-time access to the Internet. Just like Bing, Bard AI can search the Internet and intelligently draw up answers to all your questions. This makes it extremely powerful when it comes to fetching up-to-date information without any major errors. Like Bing, Bard AI also lists the URL sources at the bottom for users to peruse through (not often, though). So when it comes to which bot in Bard vs ChatGPT has the latest responses, it’s going to be Google Bard AI.
|Google Bard only supports US English for now. While Google has said it’s working on making Bard speak in other languages, the AI bot believes it can do it now. It answered the same below when asked how many languages it can speak. However, Google Bard could not come up with a poem in French, which pretty much confirmed the company’s response. Only time will tell when and which languages are added first.
|Bard AI is unfortunately quite prone to hallucinating and coming up with false information. While it’s not intentional, the AI can still confidently spew out misinformation while believing it to be true. For instance – when asked about the latest earthquake in Delhi in 2023, Bard AI quoted an incident from last year. In reality, an earthquake had occurred just a few hours ago with well-covered news pieces available online.||AI bots like Google Bard and Bing also have access to the Internet. A combination of these factors allows the bots to rephrase information and provide it to the users.|
|⭐ChatGTP||One of the most prominent ways people have been using ChatGPT is by having it code for them. The AI chatbot is extremely adept at writing complex code in a variety of languages. Those who have been browsing Twitter long enough know that people have been building games and even full-scale chatbots with ChatGPT’s help. The AI chatbot can not only output code but easily debug multiple instances of it.||Whenever you ask ChatGPT for answers, it usually gives a single output unless explicitly told otherwise. The bot is capable of rendering various variations and can go as high as users want it. However, this default response to questions might be an annoying factor for some.
|A variety of AI chatbots these days come with conversation retention. For those not aware, this essentially means that the chatbot will take what you said to it earlier and draw on it for future answers. So if previously you asked a bot for a recipe, it can answer follow-up questions without forgetting the context. ChatGPT possesses a level of conversation retention. The AI bot’s model can remember up to 3,000 words from the current conversation. However, it cannot access its past conversation to form responses. Nonetheless, it does a good job of keeping the flow going.
|One of the biggest drawbacks of ChatGPT has always been its lack of Internet access. Even with its latest GPT-4 model, the AI chatbot uses a dataset that has no world knowledge of events that occurred after September 2021. This makes the bot prone to making factual errors when compared to ones that can access the Internet like Microsoft Bing AI.
|ChatGPT’s latest GPT-4 language model has added support for even more languages. The latest LLM has demonstrated support for over 26 different languages. These include a variety of languages including French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Italian, and many more. This makes ChatGPT an extremely capable bot that can speak quite well in many languages.
|ChatGPT too is prone to hallucination. However, the bot’s latest GPT-4 model claims to have reduced hallucinations by 35% when compared to GPT-3. This update has been tried out by multiple people, and even according to us, ChatGPT has gotten better and reduced hallucinations. However, it’s not fully there yet.
|Finally, while ChatGPT cannot access the Internet, it does a convincing job of rephrasing content — even though it does not share sources. Moreover, we did not find any duplication from our articles in ChatGPT. So when it comes to giving proper sources, MS Bing AI wins this round.|
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