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Google's Bard vs. ChatGPT: A Battle of The AI Chatbots

Updated: Feb 25, 2023


Google's Bard vs. ChatGPT

Google has become a synonym for someone searching for something online- you just 'google it'.


But recently, ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot that is very popular and was made by the startup OpenAI with help from Microsoft, has been the talk around the globe for having the potential to revolutionize our search experience.


This means, for the first time in many years, Google's online search dominance is being seriously challenged.


But Google isn't going to give up its search crown to Microsoft or anyone else without a fight. To give an answer to Chat GPT, Google's Bard chatbot was unveiled which will be released publicly "in the coming weeks."  


Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai, wrote in a blog post that "trusted testers" are already using Bard and that it is meant to put "the breadth of the world's knowledge" behind a conversational interface. It uses a smaller version of LaMDA, a powerful AI model that Google first talked about in May 2021 and is based on the same technology as ChatGPT.


Google is currently under a trial run and will soon offer the chatbot to more people and get feedback to help improve the quality and accuracy of its answers.


Even though both ChatGPT and Google Bard AI are AI language models, they are very different in several important ways.


Google created a language model called Google Bard AI (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers) to make high-quality text by predicting the next word in a phrase based on its context. It is trained on a large body of text, and smaller datasets can be used to make it write in a certain style or domain.


GPT-3 (Generative Pretrained Transformer 3) is the third version of OpenAI's language model. It was trained on a huge amount of text data and can write text, summarise text, translate text, answer questions, and do a wide range of other tasks that involve natural language.


Let's look at the top 5 ways in which ChatGPT and Google Bard AI are different.


1. Bard will use statistics and other information that can be found online right now. Bard will have access to the most recent date and be able to give more up-to-date information, while ChatGPT will only know about events through 2021.


2. Bard will be connected to Google's search engine and have access to a lot of data, giving it an advantage over ChatGPT, which is supported by Microsoft.


3. Even though ChatGPT sometimes gets facts wrong and makes up stories, Google's Bard AI is thought to give people more accurate information.


4. Because Google collects so much information, Bard AI has more information at its fingertips than other AI platforms like ChatGPT.


5. Bard will be able to break down big ideas into small pieces that can be eaten and used to start a conversation. The goal is to get information out to more people in a way that is easy to understand and might make everyone, especially kids, want to learn more. On the other hand, Chat GPT makes things based on what the text says.


 
 

ChatGPT has become a big deal on the internet since it was quietly released by OpenAI in November. Many of its users dream of a revolution in education, business, and everyday life because it can answer complicated questions in a way that seems coherent and clear. But AI experts warn that you should be careful because the tool doesn't understand the information it gives you and is more likely to make things up.


Some of Google's AI experts may find the situation especially frustrating because the company's researchers built some of the technology behind ChatGPT. Pichai alluded to this in Google's blog post. Pichai wrote, "We changed the way the company works around AI six years ago." "Since then, we've kept putting money into AI in all kinds of ways."



ChatGPT is built on top of GPT, which is an AI model called a "transformer" that was first made at Google. It looks at a string of text and predicts what will come next. OpenAI has become well-known for showing the public how huge amounts of data fed into transformer models and more computer power used to run them can create systems that can generate language or images.


ChatGPT is better than GPT because people give feedback on the different answers to another AI model, which then tweaks the results.


Google has been careful about adding the technology behind LaMDA to its products, as the company says itself. AI models that are trained on text scraped from the Web are likely to see wrong information, have racial and gender biases, and say hateful things.


In a 2020 draught research paper, Google researchers pointed out these problems and argued that text generation technology should be used with care. This made some executives angry, and the company fired two well-known ethical AI researchers, Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell, because of it.


Other Google researchers who worked on the technology behind LaMDA got frustrated with the company's lack of action and left to start their own businesses using the same technology. Since ChatGPT came out, the company seems to have moved up the timetable for adding text-generation features to its products.


Bard AI is not yet available to everyone, but it has a lot of potentials. Soon, there will be a race to build the best AI models, and it's still not clear which one will win. More and more people are getting virtual personal assistants and other smart home gadgets.


This is already starting to change how we live and work.


Even with all of these changes, the use of AI is still a topic of discussion because of worries about job loss and moral implications. Because of this, it's important for businesses to carefully weigh the pros and cons of using AI and to use these technologies honestly and ethically.

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