In November 2022, OpenAI’s ChatGPT was live, and it soon gained popularity online. In a duel between the digital behemoths, Google has now unveiled its own chatbot (Google Bard) powered by AI. After receiving a query from a user, generative AI uses data from its machine learning model to create new content. To provide answers to queries and produce photos, texts, or videos created by AI, the content is generated automatically. People started seeking methods to employ AI-generated content and AI technology for professional, educational, and personal objectives when OpenAI released ChatGPT. However, AI specialists cautioned that when the data is retrieved from the wrong data sources, it may muddle the content. There are benefits and drawbacks to generating content.
The conversational AI chatbot named Bard is Google’s response to ChatGPT, according to Alphabet (Google’s Parent Company). The two AI technologies differ significantly from one another despite sharing many comparable features.
What is ChatGPT?
An AI-powered chatbot called ChatGPT employs machine learning to respond to questions in a natural conversation. On November 30, 2022, OpenAI made ChatGPT available. According to Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, ChatGPT reached a million users in just five days. The term “GPT” refers to a pattern-finding algorithm that analyses data sequences. Currently, ChatGPT employs the GPT-3.5 language model, which was trained using text that was written by humans and posted online. The improved GPT-4 model is currently used by the premium version, ChatGPT Plus. The AI language model is used by ChatGPT to create responses to user inquiries. The following are examples of common ChatGPT content produced by AI:
- Email Drafts
- Blog Postings
- Product Descriptions
- Code Writing
- Memes and Jokes
- Social Media Posting
Concerned about ChatGPT delivering persuasive writings, academics and teachers pondered ways to deter students from cheating. In response, OpenAI in January 2023 unveiled a new AI text classifier.
What is Google Bard?
Another AI-powered chatbot is Google Bard, which uses responses from the internet to replicate human interactions using natural language processing and machine learning. Bard updated to Google’s PaLM 2 (Pathways Language Model), a next-generation language model, from LaMDA for dialogue applications. According to a blog post by Google, this model is superior than prior models in terms of logic, mathematics, and common sense thinking. The manufacturer added that new device is quicker than earlier iterations. Through this extensive language model, Bard answers queries in greater detail than the ordinary Google search.
Similar to digital assistants like Alexa and Siri, Bard’s major objective is to obtain information in a straightforward response rather than a search engine results page, but with links for consumers to find out more. Bard also works as a personal assistant, helping with things like making reservations, booking vacations, and meal preparation. In contrast to search engine terms, Bard employs more natural language or conversational search queries. In 180 nations, Bard is open to the public and provides content in three languages.
Significant Differences between ChatGPT and Bard
Both ChatGPT and Google Bard offer similar services that allow customers to type in an inquiry and receive a human-like response. Microsoft has revealed that it will make technology available in February 2023 that will allow big businesses to design and build their own chatbots using ChatGPT technology. Additionally, Microsoft will incorporate chat functionality into its Edge browser and Bing search engine to support users’ search efforts. When Google will integrate chatbot capability into its search engine is yet unknown. The data source is the primary distinction between ChatGPT and Google Bard. Bard regularly accesses the internet for information, so everything is up to date. The sources used by ChatGPT are limited to information from 2021, therefore it lacks more recent data and analysis. By using the most recent research, Bard has access to more data and can obtain information instantly.
Which Chatbot is Better?
Since they are both still in their early stages of training, it is difficult to say which chatbot is superior at this time. Text requests can be generated and summarized effectively with ChatGPT. Google Bard does a better job of providing material that is more pertinent to the queries asked. As consumers provide input, these chatbots are still being trained, so adjustments could be made.