Bard vs. ChatGPT: Google’s next step into AI-Powered Language Models 


When Google announced its new and advanced AI-powered language model, Bard. I was thrilled. People have been calling it “Google’s answer” to ChatGPT or its rival. OpenAI launched ChatGPT on November 30th, 2022 and according to OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman, the AI chatbot gained one million users in just five days.  

ChatGPT has been extremely helpful to my day-to-day tasks so I am really looking forward to what Bard has to offer. Google Bard is still in the final testing phases, but let’s talk about what we know so far.  

What is Bard? 

Bard is an AI-powered bot developed by Google which is designed to help people find the information they need more easily and accurately. it is trained to understand the meaning of words and phrases in context, allowing it to analyze and respond to complex queries in a more insightful manner than previous search algorithms. Google’s AI bot utilizes Google’s own language model – Language Model for Dialogue Applications (or LaMDA for short) It can deliver new and high-quality responses to any query. Whether you need to explain complex scientific discoveries or want to learn about the best football strikers and receive skill-building drills. 

Bard’s major goal is to provide information in the form of a simple and informative answer rather than a search engine results page, like digital assistants such as Alexa and Siri, but with links for users to gather more information.  

Apart from being a rich source of knowledge, it also acts as a platform for creativity. You can use it to boost your creativity and gain inspiration from its responses. With Bard’s ability to create personalized content, the possibilities are limitless. 

What is ChatGPT? 

ChatGPT is an AI-powered chatbot that has been trained using deep learning techniques on a large amount of text data. It is designed to understand natural language input from users and generate human-like responses to their queries, comments, and statements.  

Users can ask for assistance with a wide range of tasks, from answering general knowledge questions to providing advice on personal issues. It can also generate text on different topics such as news, entertainment, science, and more. It will provide a response for virtually any task that can be answered with written text. 

ChatGPT uses the GPT-3 language model, which is trained from the human-created text on the internet. This language model is used to formulate responses to user queries. 

OpenAI also announced a new AI text classifier in January 2023 to address concerns by teachers and professors about ChatGPT helping students write convincing essays. 

What’s the difference between Google Bard and ChatGPT? 

Both ChatGPT and Google Bard are natural language AI chatbots, with some notable differences in their design and intended usage. ChatGPT has primarily been utilized for answering direct questions with accurate responses, it has also demonstrated impressive creative writing skills. ChatGPT has been integrated into Microsoft’s Bing search engine, and will soon be available in a limited form on the Edge browser.  

Bard, on the other hand, was developed to augment Google’s search engine and may eventually act as an automated business assistance tool. Google Bard employs Google’s LaMDA language model, whereas ChatGPT employs its own GPT3 model. The current GPT3 model used by ChatGPT is limited to data acquired prior to 2022. Google Bard, in comparison, is based on recent data.  

Which is the more cost-effective option? 

ChatGPT is currently available for free on OpenAI’s site as a research preview. ChatGPT Plus, meanwhile, is a subscription service where users can pay $20 per month for priority access and faster speeds. ChatGPT Plus is only accessible to those OpenAI accepts from the waitlist

Moreover, Google Bard only offers a free model, and you need to be a “trusted tester” to access the AI. Google has revealed certain AI-based capabilities introduced to products like Maps and Lens, but much is still being kept under wraps. According to Google, public access to Bard will be announced in the “coming weeks.” 

End Note: 

These AI chatbots such as Bard and ChatGPT are marvels of modern technology. They can engage in natural language conversations with humans, generate text, and perform various tasks. However, these AI’s are still in their infancy, and despite their impressive capabilities, they can sometimes make flawed output that crosses ethical and legal boundaries and are still figuring out their best use cases.  Still, the technology is brilliant, and in the case of Bard or ChatGPT, it has the potential to revolutionize the way we communicate and access information online. 

It is still too early to make a final judgment on which AI chatbot is more capable until we are able to play with Google Bard ourselves.  

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