Google Just Released Bard, How Does It Measure Up Against ChatGPT and Bing?

It seems like 2023 is going to shape up to be the year of the AI chatbot, with Google being the latest major corporation to throw its hat in the ring. The tech juggernaut just released its own AI chatbot by the name of Bard, and it will be interesting to see how its performance compares with the likes of ChatGPT and Bing with all things having been considered and taken into account.

The first major difference between the three chatbots is where they obtain their data and information from. For example, ChatGPT tends to have more of a focus on a dataset that is proprietary to OpenAI. What’s more, its dataset does not regularly get updated. Rather, it relies on a single source that extends only to 2021, although newer versions like ChatGPT 4 will be able to extract information from a much more updated dataset than might have been the case otherwise.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that both Bing and Bard are far less limited in that regard. They both source information from the current web, which means that any data you get from them will be far more up to date. This gives them a bit of an edge over ChatGPT, but this is by no means the only factor at play here.

After all, providing information is one thing, but making sure that that information is accurate is another entirely. Bing actually allows users to rate its answers based on creativity and accuracy, and that can impact the answers that you might get from the chatbot down the line.

An interesting way to test these chatbots out is to ask them of their opinions on each other. ChatGPT and Bing tend to avoid answering the question entirely, but the same can’t be said of Bard. Google Bard does not disparage either of its competitors, but it does appear to position itself as a much more accurate and precise source of information.

According to Bard, ChatGPT is useful if you need some help generating some form of creative content. As for Bing, Bard opined that Microsoft’s new chatbot is great for translating languages. However, it does seem to think that it is better than either of its competitors from an accuracy point of view.

Despite Bard’s assertions, neither it nor its competitors are actually as accurate as some might believe. These chatbots are capable of assessing a lot of information, but they are not quite as effective at parsing the information and providing it with the right kind of context. This is something that users should keep in mind, since it will take a good long while before these chatbots are able to start adding context to the answers they provide.

Such questions are important because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up determining which chatbot will end up winning out in the long run. With so many major companies pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into these products, the results of this race will be a huge part of the industry moving forward.

H/T: PCmag.

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