Guess what! We are just on the threshold of a new era where chatbots are sure to dominate the digital world. You must have come across how the internet is full of smart chatbots with all kinds of answers to your questions, from literature, education, and healthcare to high-tech. And really smart they are! With all the human-like conversations, it is amazing how they can be useful for our daily content-based projects.
In this article, we shall compare two immensely popular AI chatbots BARD and ChatGPT to understand which one has an edge over the other. These two chatbots are very powerful tools that are shaping the way textual content might be used and looked upon. Currently, you can use them to generate textual content for your various projects and get answers to different queries you might be looking for.
Not thinking about who is the winner or loser, let us just simply get a closer look at the two chatbots as this might help you in recognizing the tool appropriate for your needs.
Needless to mention how ChatGPT has taken the internet by storm, this AI chatbot is surely the biggest tech hit of the decade! It has been marked as the ‘fastest-growing consumer app’ in the history of technology.
Developed by OpenAI, this tool sees over 100 million users with monthly active users crossing 50 million. It has hit a whopping 100 million users in just two months since its launch.
Based on a family large language model namely GPT-3 and GPT-4, it has been trained on a data set from various data sources such as Wikipedia, Common Crawl, books, documents, articles, and content gathered from the open internet.
However, the glitch is that the data fed to this chatbot is restricted to the year 2021, thus, it has no knowledge of the latest technological advancements or any other current affairs in general.
As a direct response to ChatGPT’s immense popularity, Google came up with a competitor chatbot application under the name BARD. It is amazing to know that the AI tool is named after the Celtic Bards who used to entertain their audiences with their artistry with words.
Released in March 2023, Bard is an experimental AI service for human-like conversations. It is based on the LaMDA language model and has been pre-trained with 750 GB of data sourced from various sources such as Wikipedia, Common Crawl, websites, books, and other user-generated internet content.
According to the latest reports, Bard has the ability to search the internet in real-time to locate responses. That means you will get the most relevant responses based on the latest data over the internet. Though it has an estimated reach of 1 billion users, it is still in the testing phase.
As Google has declared, it will soon be up for integration with various digital platforms. Though BARD is still under development, it is expected to make a huge impact on different industries.
Comparison Between BARD and ChatGPT
|Generative Pre-training Transformer 3 (GPT-3) or Generative Pre-training Transformer 4 (GPT-4) from OpenAI, depending on the version used.
|Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) from Google.
|It has been trained on a vast base of textual datasets collected from Common Crawl, Wikipedia, books, articles, documents, and content amassed from the open internet.
|Bard’s source of training is Infiniset. It is a dataset consisting of Common Crawl, Wikipedia, documents, and online conversations and dialogues.
|Comparatively more customizable.
|Produces contextually relevant responses.
|Better in generating conversational responses.
|ChatGPT is free to all users, but for using ChatGPT Plus you need to pay $20 per month.
|You can use any email address and there is no waitlist at present.
|You have to use your personal Google account to sign up and join the waitlist.
|English, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Italian
Now, the comparison does not end here. There are other advanced features of Bard that have made it a much more potential AI tool than its rival. Let us learn about it.
How Bard Has an Edge Over ChatGPT
If you are thinking that ChatGPT is the better one for your needs, then think again! Here are some features of Bard which will compel you to rethink your inferences.
1. Real-time internet access
Bard comes with real-time internet access, which implies that it can access and process various information through real-time data sourced from Google Search. This helps it in producing up-to-date results based on real-world data from the search engine.
This feature is helpful for research works, or any project where gathering information is necessary. So, we can say that ChatGPT is still lagging as its data is based on only pre-defined data sets.
2. Accepts voice commands
Bard has the ability to accept and process voice commands, which is lacking in ChatGPT. The Bard interface comes with a microphone icon which you can use to feed your voice command to this AI chatbot. ChatGPT responds to only text-based inputs.
3. Users can export responses
You can export Bard’s responses from its interface to other Google applications such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drive, Google Keep, Google Photos, Google Calendar, Google Tasks, Google Chrome, and Google Search.
Not only this, but you can also export responses to your local computer in the form of a file from Bard. This feature is not present in ChatGPT.
4. Ability to summarise webpages
Bard has the unique ability to summarise web pages. With the help of it, you don’t have to go through long articles or blogs and can get the summary in a few seconds.
Just feed Bard with the website URL and ask it to ‘summarise’, it will use its ‘intelligence’ to extract the main points of the webpage and present the gist of the information in a comprehensive and clear voice. This feature is unknown to ChatGPT users.
Despite its limitations, ChatGPT is still winning hearts! However, take note that BARD has presented numerous advanced features in spite of being still in its beta phase. Thus, can be predicted that Bard will be a lot more potential AI tool compared to others when finally launched.
BARD is also predicted to take AI to the next level soon with the seamless integration of AI chatbots into our daily lives. That being said, as the competition between the two AI chat applications intensifies, at present, you can take advantage of both.
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