Google Bard vs ChatGPT. What are the differences and which is better?

A Head-to-Head Comparison of the two most popular chatbots and which is better.

Chatbots are becoming increasingly prevalent as the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning continue to advance at a dizzying rate. Google's Bard language model for dialogue apps (LaMDA) grabbed news not so long ago. It has supposedly been taught to engage in more spontaneous and free-flowing communication with people. As a versatile natural language processing tool, ChatGPT-4 (GPT4) has been rising in popularity.

When OpenAI released ChatGPT in November 2022, it quickly went viral. Now, in a showdown between the two tech titans, Google has unveiled its own AI-powered chatbot.

Head-to-head comparison between two of the most popular AI chatbots, Chatgpt-4 (GPT4)  Google Bard.

The primary distinction between Bard and ChatGPT is the type of data used. Unlike ChatGPT, which is trained on a set of data that hasn't been updated since 2021, Bard can access the internet in real time and is trained on a "infiniset" of data specifically selected to improve its conversation. However, they share the usage of Common Crawl, Wikipedia, and other news stories and publications.

This fundamental distinction in training and construction separates Bard and ChatGPT, despite the fact that both are capable of generating sophisticated replies to multi-faceted inquiries. Here are the most important distinctions to remember:


One of the major differences between ChatGPT-4 and Google Bard is their access to the internet. Bard can draw its responses from the internet in real-time, while ChatGPT4 relies on a dataset that only goes up until late 2021


Google Bard vs ChatGPT: Other Key Differences

Aside from the obvious differences in data sources and language models, Bard and ChatGPT differ in two other important ways:

ChatGPT excels at providing helpful code suggestions. Google claims that Bard is "still learning" this ability, therefore it currently can't compete with ChatGPT.

Conversational learning: Unlike Bard, which had limited conversational learning capabilities at the time, ChatGPT can learn from its interactions with individual users.

You may examine Bard's various iterations of its answers to your questions by selecting "view drafts." For each question, ChatGPT returns exactly one solution.


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Google Bard vs ChatGPT: Key Findings

Some quick thoughts from the previous several days of chatting with Bard AI and ChatGPT before we get into their responses to our series of questions:

  • Google Bard's responses were more conversational, whereas ChatGPT's were more informative.
  • While ChatGPT stayed within the parameters of the assignment, Bard was more likely to provide contextual details.
  • Bard gave us up-to-date information, whereas ChatGPT struggled in this regard on one question
  • ChatGPT provided more sophisticated solutions for activities such as poetry composition and content ideation.
  • In many cases, Bard's comments were more easily understandable than ChatGPT's.
  • While Bard excelled in distilling complex ideas into the basics, ChatGPT was superior at providing brief overviews.


What areas are the two Chatbots best at?

Google Bard excels at self-awareness, small talk, fact retrieval, formula generation, linear planning, simplification, and summarizing broad topics.


ChatGPT excels at: ethical reasoning, retrieving facts, creativity, idea generation, summarizing small extracts, summarizing broad topics, and paraphrasing.


Google Bard vs ChatGPT: User Experience

There isn't much of a difference here; both ChatGPT and Bard are quite user-friendly. Simply enter your answers and both bots will provide you with suggestions. Both applications are easy to use because they just require you to enter instructions.

Bard is the superior chatbot because of how readable his messages are. ChatGPT's paragraphs are chunkier than Bard's, though both are easily readable, and Bard appears to offer more flexible formatting choices.

ChatGPT has one minor advantage over Google's Bard: it allows you to sign in with any account rather than requiring a Google Account. This prevents employees from using their company email addresses while signing up for a Bard account for usage in the workplace.

Using Bard and ChatGPT at Work

Since its introduction last year, businesses throughout the IT industry and beyond have been coming up with creative ways to utilize ChatGPT's features. But there are key concerns that all companies that use AI should bear in mind, given its strength and capability.

First, make sure everyone on staff is on the same page about how they may and cannot utilize ChatGPT. It's one thing to use ChatGPT to produce formulae in Google Sheets, but to write complete articles or generate content raises a host of ethical and legal problems. You can avoid having to put out fires caused by AI if you set certain ground rules now.

Second, make sure your employees are aware of ChatGPT's policies and any safety precautions they should take. Users of ChatGPT should exercise caution before entering any data because it might theoretically be used to train the model. If you wanted to perfect your restaurant's top-secret sauce recipe, you probably shouldn't input it into ChatGPT.

Now may be a good moment to start utilizing ChatGPT if you haven't before. The recent release of GPT-4 Turbo exemplifies how quickly this phenomenon is spreading, saving some organizations valuable time and resources, and it will only become more intelligent and competent than it is now. Our suggestion? Keep an eye out.


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