ChatGPT finally has a competitor after dominating the artificial intelligence scene for months. Although there are many AI bots available, they primarily rely on the GPT-4 model or an API from OpenAI for their functionality. However, at the recent Google I/O conference, Google officially announced the AI Bard, following an initially unsuccessful launch.
Now, users may wonder which of the two is better and which one is worth trying. Also, which one should you rely on in the future, especially since ChatGPT is no longer available for free if you want full features. To help you navigate these questions, this article compares the two services.
Comparison Between the Models: Which one is Smarter and Stronger?
The language model on which the AI Bard is based is called PaLM2, a new language model from Google, recently announced as an alternative to LaMDA, which was designed solely for conversations and maintaining dialogue with bots. But how powerful is PaLM2?
According to Google, the language model has been trained on a vast number of scientific, research, and mathematical papers. Additionally, it has been trained on numerous texts and conversations to enable it to handle any user request. It also supports over 20 programming languages to implement code.
In contrast, ChatGPT is based on the latest GPT-4 language model, which has also been trained on vast amounts of information, including recent data. With its incredibly powerful parameters, it is capable of understanding any question and providing logical answers. It supports numerous programming languages and is even endorsed by platforms that assist users with coding, such as VS Code extensions.
In this comparison, the GPT-4 model undoubtedly has the upper hand. It is massive, extremely powerful, and has been logically trained on a wealth of data and information. While PaLM2 is undeniably powerful, it may require some time and additional information to reach the level of GPT-4.
Comparison of Services Compatibility
ChatGPT, an OpenAI chatbot, can be utilized on various platforms thanks to APIs, such as the one that enabled Microsoft to integrate it with Bing AI. Microsoft's Bing AI offers a wide range of advanced AI services such as chatbots, Copilot X, Loop, AI-enhanced Office software like Copilot, Microsoft Designer, and more. This demonstrates the powerful compatibility of ChatGPT.
At a Google conference, the tech giant introduced Bard services, which will be available on different platforms like Android, Google Workspace through Duet AI, Google search engine, YouTube, and other Google services. Compatibility-wise, both options are quite robust - it's up to you whether to use Microsoft or Google services. If Microsoft is your preference, ChatGPT has the upper hand, while the reverse holds if Google is your go-to.
Reliability and Credibility
One of the worst problems with AI chatbots is reliability and credibility. A bot that cannot provide accurate information from trustworthy sources shouldn't be used for purely educational purposes. They might become dangerous tools, particularly for children or those with limited knowledge.
Although Bard AI had a minor setback when it gave a wrong answer regarding the latest discoveries of the James Webb Telescope, Google rectified the issue by introducing PaLM2. This model will rely on more trusted sources, focusing on different specialized models like MED-PaLM2 for medical purposes, ultimately reducing the chances of providing incorrect medical information.
ChatGPT, on the other hand, lacks this level of reliability. OpenAI offers multiple parameters in the trillions, making its approach human-like. However, it might provide less reliable information and occasionally bypass certain protections to provide desired answers. For scientific, medical, and credible purposes, it may be more beneficial to rely on Bard.
Comparing Prices and Plans
When ChatGPT was launched with the GPT-3 model, it was available for free, but it was weak and limited in terms of the information it possessed.
To get the power in ChatGPT, you need to use the GPT-4 model, which unfortunately is not free and requires a payment of $20 per month. To use other services, you always need to get an API from ChatGPT, which is also available at the same price. There are only a few free services that rely on GPT-4 and allow you to use it for free, such as Bing AI, which is almost the only way to use GPT-4 for free.
On the other hand, you can use Cool for free without paying a penny. The PaLM2 model is good and competes with GPT-4 in many aspects. So, if your use of ChatGPT is coupled with normal operations such as text summarization, finding information, text embodiment, dealing with images, etc., Bard can do it all for free without paying $20 per month for ChatGPT.
Therefore, in terms of prices and paid services, Bard outshines ChatGPT.
Which Will You Choose: Bard or ChatGPT?
At the moment, we can classify ChatGPT as slightly better, or the balance tilts slightly in its favour. The only reason for this preference is that ChatGPT has more experience, information, and data than Bard. However, with the power and dominance of a company like Google, we can say that Bard may become more powerful in the coming months, especially given its compatibility and its advantage in offering free services over ChatGPT.
In conclusion, ChatGPT is currently stronger, but Bard has the potential to surpass it in the future and have more users