A couple of years in the making, ChatGPT still holds the title for the world’s go-to AI-powered natural language processing tool. Recently, Google has made major strides behind the scenes, marked by the release of its novel AI chatbot Bard. From a technical perspective, Google’s Bard resembles a spitting image of OpenAI’s ChatGPT with pretty much the same features but slightly different user interfaces.
In this post, we’ll focus on the differences between ChatGPT and Google’s Bard and their capabilities.
The Power of Data in Generative AI
The quantity and quality of data shape the performance of any generative AI in existence. Clearly, natural language processing models demand sufficient data sets to predict the next likely word in a sentence. With its global search engine status, Google has access to billions of data sets from diverse sources.
Google has restated its commitment to AI, with impressive results coming out on the experimental version of its search engine and some of its most popular products (Google Docs, Google Sheets, and, yes, Gmail).
Access to a wealth of data, combined with consistent effort in improving its products explains why Google’s AI model Gemini demonstrates much better performance benchmarks in speed and accuracy in providing up-to-date information.
The Zoom Dilemma – A Real-Life Case Study
When asked about changing the meeting title for a personal Zoom meeting room, ChatGPT “assumed” that this could be done and even suggested the steps one can take to do it. Bard, on the other hand, was accurate in its response, clearly stating that changing the meeting title in a personal Zoom meeting room cannot be done and providing some practical workarounds.
As it turned out, Bard’s suggestion was correct – changing the display name worked like a charm.
Similar incidents can be found, but this does not necessarily portray ChatGPT as the lesser equivalent. Using Google’s Bard, too, should be treated with some caution, as it is still in the development stage.
Google’s Resources: A Catalyst for Exponential Improvement
Another advantage that Google has up its sleeves is access to its vast resources – both in terms of human and hardware resources. The tech giant has been eyeing artificial intelligence long before it became a hot topic, and the experience and resources available to the cause have kept the company ahead of the curve.
In summary, while ChatGPT and Bard are powerful AI tools, it is evident that Google is catching up and making significant progress in incorporating AI into its products. So, what next? We’re yet to see Bard at its maximum capacity, with the incoming Bard Advanced update – for enterprise applications.
Stay tuned for more updates on the fascinating world of AI and its impact on our lives.