Is Google Bard Going to Replace ChatGPT?

by Atinuke Naomi
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Following the release of ChatGPT, People started to hear about Google Bard. Questions have been flying as to whether Google Bard was going to take over ChatGPT. People also made it about Google and Microsoft being rivals, as Microsoft is one of OpenAI’s biggest investors.

Microsoft is now looking to integrate into Office 365 and Bing search. In exchange, Microsoft is getting the right to 75% of OpenAI’s profits until it earns back this $10 billion plus an additional $3 billion it has already invested in the company–$1 billion in 2019, and another $2 billion which it quietly put into OpenAI in 2021.

Back to our Google Bard topic, Bard is a generative AI, this is the general name for AI models like ChatGPT and DALL-E that can create new content. This type of AI can make videos, audio, and imagery. As Bard AI is a chatbot, it is focused on creating just text. The texts that answer your questions and converse with you most naturally.

Get to Know Google Bard

The name “Bard” used by Google stands means “Poet”, as Bard of Avalon by William Shakespeare, famous English literature referring to its creative abilities. The name contains a geek root which suits Google’s convention of names.

Google Bard is a new chatbot tool launched when Generative AI is taking all the buzz. Bard is designed to simulate conversations with a human and uses a combination of natural language processing and machine learning, to provide answers as real as possible.

The Artificial intelligence used in Bard AI is known as LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications). It is the first generation of LaMDA which was released in 2021.

The LaMDA language model is used in Bard to help the AI comprehend the inputs provided by users and help provide accurate and relevant answers to users’ questions by drawing information across the web in a conversational manner. Although, it is being said that on matters relating to real-life experiences, the AI might not be able to relate well to them, thereby causing flaws in its response. Inaccurate and misleading information as part of the flaws.

Google Bard Capabilities

Google Bard is capable of writing stories. It can come up with different genres, story ideas, themes, and many more. Its intelligence is beautifully creative which can help you generate stories based on the users’ imagination, help boost productivity, and generate creative and personalized ideas for the users.

One can simply enter a prompt asking it to generate a story with more than enough information on how the storyline is going to be, such as the category, type of story, set of characters or elements, etc. By providing a clear context, Bard will be able to understand your context and generate the story that is most suitable for you based on the prompt provided.

Other than stories, Bard can generate various content such as:

  • Poems
  • Letters
  • Scripts
  • Articles
  • Generate codes
  • Translate languages,
  • Cover letters
  • Blogs, e.t.c

All that is needed is a detailed prompt on the users’ end and Bard will generate the content.

Google Bard vs ChatGPT

One of the prominent differences between the two is that ChatGPT’s responses are based on data available up to 2021, whereas Google Bard will be based on up-to-date, current data.

Also, OpenAI is well-updated about the possibility of plagiarism with ChatGPT. This is why ChatGPT provides a plagiarism detection tool to solve this problem. Currently, there is no knowledge of whether or not Google Bard has its plagiarism detection tool.

Furthermore, Google has made no mention of charging users for usage. Although, there is a part of ChatGPT that is open to all. To enjoy all ChatGPT can provide, a subscription fee of $20 is required. The current assumption is that Bard will be integrated into Google’s search engine, if this is true, this is an indication that it will be freely available.

Therefore, as it stands now, no one can correctly answer if Google Bard is going to replace ChatGPT or not. Currently, Bard is only available for users in the UK and US who can join the waitlist to gain early access to the AI.

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