Bard and Chat GPT are both state-of-the-art natural language processing models that are revolutionizing the field of language understanding.
While Bard is known for its ability to understand the context of words in a sentence and provide more accurate results, Chat GPT has gained popularity for its ability to generate human-like text based on a given prompt.
Bard is powered by Google’s very own and most advanced large language model (LLM) PaLM 2, which was unveiled at Google I/O 2023. PaLM 2 is better at writing code and can understand the meaning of words in a sentence, making it ideal for tasks such as sentiment analysis, question answering, and language translation.
On the other hand, ChatGPT is powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4 which is a generative model that can create text that resembles natural language. It has been used for tasks such as language translation, content creation, and even generating poetry.
Innovation Thrives When Rivals Collide.
We are witnessing bold innovation where existing norms are being challenged and boundaries are being pushed. This is a fierce catalyst for disruption. ChatGPT and Bard are the trailblazing AI titans redefining the way we interact with chatbots and AI-powered systems.
Competition is not a threat. Competition drives companies to be the best version possible.
Innovation thrives in a competitive environment. The pressure to outdo each other and gain a competitive advantage drives companies to develop new and better products, services, or processes.
The clash of AI competition is unfolding before us, and this AI conflict is poised to bring more advancements in technology, design, and strategy that will be advantageous for both businesses and customers.
Previously, the competition was humans competing against humans, but now it has shifted to AI competing against AI and it’s slowly becoming humans with AI competing with humans without AI.
Indeed, we are living in disruptive times. As my book clearly states, Disrupt Yourself Or Be Disrupted!
So, here is a Quick ChatGPT vs Bard Overview:
- Bard exports responses to other Google products. This means you can take the text generated from your prompt and export it right into Gmail and Google Docs.
- It offers a range of text formats, although it may not match the creative capabilities and specialization of ChatGPT at this point.
- Use images as input: Bard gives you the ability to prompt images and do things like where the image was taken, explain what’s happening in the image, generate captions for the image that you can use on social media, etc.
- Language model: Bard uses Google’s newest language model — PaLM 2.
- Bard creates more chunks of information, while ChatGPT creates content in a single text prompt.
- Accuracy: Bard is expected to provide more accurate information, while ChatGPT needs careful prompting to generate more detailed responses.
- Bard is free (at least for the time being) and sometimes refuses to answer questions.
- Bard has real-time internet access. You can ask questions about the latest stock prices, upcoming trends, current events, and so much more.
- Summarize web pages: Since Bard has access to the internet, you can ask it to summarize an article, research paper, or official document simply by posting a link in the chat box and asking Bard to summarize it.
- It is more secure since it saves the data produced on Google’s servers.
- When it comes to coding, Bard is a clear winner. Supporting over 20 programming languages, it empowers professionals with code generation, explanation, and debugging.
- Better at generating creative human-like text formats and conversation.
- ChatGPT uses GPT-4 technology available in its paid version (ChatGPT Plus).
- Handles open-ended, challenging, or unusual questions quite well.
- Chat GPT does not provide as much factual information compared to Bard because it doesn’t have real-time internet access and the database is updated only until September 2021.
- ChatGPT has extensions that solve some of the limitations it currently has. An extension like WebChatGPT is one example. It’s ChatGPT with internet access.
- Extremely fast (ChatGPT takes minutes, whereas Bard takes little more than 5 seconds).
- ChatGPT provides diplomatic responses, whereas Bard is biased several times.
- Easy access to previous conversations. ChatGPT let us access our previous interactions.
- ChatGPT only takes text as input but Bard gives you the ability to prompt images
- GPT-4 is directly linked to Bing’s AI and like Bard, it has internet access, image support, and integration with a search engine. The new Bing is one way to use GPT-4 for free at this point in time.
- ChatGPT has a tendency to confidently state incorrect information as fact.
Here’s a simplified overview of the Bard and ChatGPT strengths:
Who is the Winner?
Google has 4.3 billion users of its product. OpenAI is small in size compared to Google and this could work to their advantage because they don’t have to deal with slow processes and all the regulations that big companies have to deal with.
The smaller an organization is, the faster they execute and OpenAI was smart to get its product into the public’s hands faster than Google.
There is about a 5-month gap between Bard and ChatGPT from a public user feedback and learning perspective and 5 months is a long time in tech years.
In the future, Bard could become more advance as it has direct access to Google’s vast data resources and users.
This sets Bard apart from OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which has limited access to data and cannot match Google’s capabilities including Google’s massive tech talent.
Bard’s greatest strength in comparison to ChatGPT lies in its inherent integration with Google’s vast suite of products such as Gmail, Maps, Youtube, Docs, etc.
However, Bard isn’t integrated into Microsoft 365 suite either, which is a big deal because all the big organizations are using it. Microsoft has invested over $10 billion into OpenAI and this partnership is a threat to Google.
Even though OpenAI tech is currently leaps ahead of Google’s in terms of popularity, it is too early to determine the winner as the AI war is still ongoing.
And so, not having an AI monopoly is a good thing that will undoubtedly provide consumers with a better and more affordable experience in this AI battle.
Ultimately, which chatbot is better depends on your needs. If you need the latest information and accurate responses, Bard is a good choice. If you need a chatbot that can generate creative content, ChatGPT is a better option.
In various fields, different tools have different uses, and the same applies to AI tools. Having a few different tools that do their function very well is better than one tool that tries to do it all.
I’ve been using ChatGPT, BingAI and Bard for a while now. In my opinion, ChatGPT is by far the best model available right now. ChatGPT has become a household name in tech.
Bing and Bard do have some useful features, mainly being linked to the internet. However, there are extensions that help ChatGPT overcome this issue.
What makes ChatGPT the best for me, is it does everything better, faster and more accurately than its rivals. This will obviously differ depending on what you use it for and what your work entails. But for me, right now, ChatGPT is still my go-to AI platform.
Additionally, use Bard to browse the internet, get factual accuracy, comprehensive responses, and effective summarization, and then copy and paste the info in ChatGPT, giving it a better prompt to rewrite and make it more creative.