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Google Bard vs ChatGPT – The ultimate showdown! Who wins the battle?

By: Skynet Technologies USA LLC
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AI (Artificial Intelligence) is acquiring the world with its beyond-imagination results across the industries. Thus, organizations are re-orienting their business approaches to AI cantered to scale their business like never before.

Lately, when ChatGPT was launched to the public in November 2022, in no time, this AI bot became the talk of the town and received noticeable appreciation. After ChatGPT, myriad other bots have launched but one significant launch happened in March 2023 by Google. They named the AI bot as Bard, and it was exclusively launched initially for the US and UK. However, in May 2023, makers announced its availability in 180 countries and territories. (List of countries)

Both AI bots are based on different language models and their data source is also not similar. ChatGPT has already shown its pros and cons to the world and now Bard is trying to impress people with its more updated and out-of-the-box features.

It will be interesting to see these two major bots competing. In this article, you will find their unique features and differences, and which bot is better as of now.

Major differences between Bard AI and ChatGPT

 BardChatGPT
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Language model

It is powered by LaMDA language model for dialogue applications, and it gets all data from the sources such as Wikipedia, articles, eBooks, common crawl, and information available on Google.

Bard is trained on the ‘infiniset’ of data to help its users with accurate and real-time answers.

It is made to perform colossal natural language processing tasks and is pre-trained on a huge set of data.

ChatGPT is based on Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT). When it was launched, its language model version was GPT 3, which was later updated to GPT 3.5. Please note that a more advanced GPT 4 model is available now for ChatGPT Plus subscribers. The natural language processing model is also known as Large Language Model (LLM).

CostIt is free to use as of now. Initially, it had a waiting list and users had to wait to use the Bard AI bot. However, now anyone can access Bard AI if they log in via their Google account, no more waitlist.It is also free for its users but ChatGPT Plus users must bear a cost of $20 per month.
LanguagesCurrently, Bard is available in three languages - English, Japanese, and Korean.However, ChatGPT supports English, Spanish, Korean, Italian, Japanese, and Mandarin languages.

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Some more profound dissimilarities are

  • ChatGPT can also help with coding prompts whereas Bard is in the code-learning phase.
  • ChatGPT is good with conversational understandings and provides solutions accordingly however, Bard does this in a limited way currently.
  • Bard can produce more than one result for a query and save them in drafts. Users can see them in the ‘view drafts’ section. ChatGPT generates a single answer to each query.
  • You can give prompts to Bard using voice commands with the help of your device’s microphone. It can be counted as a benefit since it allows hands-free operation. On the other hand, ChatGPT works in a conversational way wherein you write a query and gets an answer. Please note that you have the option to delete all conversations in ChatGPT.
  • Bard has a ‘Google it’ button which gives you an in-line link to search required queries outside of Bard.
  • ChatGPT can be integrated with other applications and search engines using ChatGPT plugins whereas Bard is a standalone application currently.

ChatGPT vs Bard – The better option!

Have you tried giving prompts to both AI bots?

They both generate different results. There can be any random topic and you will get distinct answers. For example, if you will ask for some fact check; they both will give you precisely correct answers because facts cannot be changed, and they have access to all information. In some cases, Bard gives better answers than ChatGPT maybe because of its vast access to Google information.

Also, if you want vast description of a topic with relevant additional information, then Bard can help you because ChatGPT stick to brief information.

ChatGPT-1

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Above are the responses from ChatGPT and Bard on same query. Which one is better, according to you?

Similarly, for creative writing, there might be chances that you will not get satisfactory results from both, or you will get the right results. However, ChatGPT has given some exceptional creative results until now. Bard is yet to prove on this.

ChatGPT-2

Bard-2

The responses say it all; no wonder ChatGPT is way better than Bard on creativity facet.

If you wish to prompt ChatGPT and/or Bard for article/blog idea generation around a specific keyword, ChatGPT gives limited ideas, but Bard provides you with myriad options as of now.

ChatGPT-3

Bard-3

When it comes to knowledge and accuracy, Bard gives you answers from its current and up-to-date information accessed via Google, but there might be grammatical errors you may witness. Whereas ChatGPT might not be able to process absolute current information due to its pre-trained model. Bard enhances user experience by providing more readable content and offers simplified answers. On the other hand, ChatGPT gives clever and creative with better paraphrasing.

Here is an example of updated information:

ChatGPT-4

Bard-4

Some noticeable pros and cons of ChatGPT and Bard

ChatGPT Pros

  • Quick response time with accurate answer.
  • User friendly
  • It can generate human-like responses.
  • It supports many programming languages such as Java, Python, JavaScript, C++, Ruby, and many more.

ChatGPT Cons

Limited accuracy and lacking in real-time answers due to pre-trained dataset.

Bard Pros

  • Human-like text generation.
  • Trained on massive dataset to generate absolute latest answers.
  • C++, Go, Java, JavaScript, etc. programming languages are supported by Bard.

Bard Cons

It uses a lot of computational resources for large transformer models. Since it incurs high memory consumption and energy, which becomes a problem for devices with lower capacity.

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User experience for ChatGPT and Bard

Both AI bots ChatGPT and Bard are simple and easy to use. Users are only expected to type or say a prompt and the bot will generate a response accordingly. If you have given a specifically correct prompt, less likely to get wrong answers due to their access to colossal data.

Organizations are trying to harness these AI bots’ abilities to build an impeccable system that will be more scalable. When it comes to user experience, ChatGPT and Bard both can be used in every industry to achieve different tasks. But users must be educated about their do’s and don’ts. There can be some limitations in terms of language, code generation, readability, etc. while using these bots.

Also, plagiarism and the boilerplate content issue might occur if using them for content generation. Thus, editors must work proactively to vanish such problems. Another crucial thing that organizations must remember is that they are AI bots, and your queries might get tracked to improve bots’ efficiency. Thus, do not ask any secret or business-specific questions that you will never want to leak. Train your teams accordingly to use either ChatGPT or Bard at work.

Wrapping up

Before you make up your mind about either ChatGPT or Bard, try both AI bots to determine your experience. Find out which one is more conversational and precisely informative, which bot helps you more to achieve your business-specific tasks, and which AI bot is preferred by your teams. They both have abilities to ideate on any topic and help you with future-proof solutions, choosing anyone is up to your business requirements.

ChatGPT and Bard, both can help you reduce human errors however, they might need human efforts to generate flawless and useful results!