Google Bard vs ChatGPT – which is better?
You can hardly open up any social media these days without seeing something about AI (Artificial Intelligence).
While ChatGPT has been all the rage, companies like Microsoft and Google have stepped up their game and launched their own chatbot AI platforms.
I was fortunate enough to get early access to Google’s chatbot AI system: Bard.
Bard is a conversational chatbot AI (ie. their answer to ChatGPT) and has some serious potential even in this early stage.
So let’s test the difference between the two platforms and see if we give the same prompts to both Bard and to ChatGPT, how will they respond.
Test 1: Bard vs ChatGPT – Problem-Solving
Let’s start with a bit of a “fix my problem” calculation with this prompt I gave both systems:
Bard automatically creates 3 drafts for everything you ask it to do.
In Draft 1, it missed the critical point of WHEN the video goes live and therefore the entire schedule was incorrect.
But in the second and third Drafts, it got it correct and Bard was kind enough to give me Friday off!
Now it’s ChatGP’s turn with the same prompt. Since it doesn’t have “Drafts”, I asked it to regenerate responses three times.
While I didn’t get the day off on Friday, the options felt more refined.
Test 2: Bard vs ChatGPT – Accessing the web
An important difference between ChatGPT and Google’s Bard is that Bard can access the web. Therefore, this presents some great real-time opportunities for situations that need updated information.
For example, I asked both AI systems to help with traffic in Dallas based on the weather.
This is Bard’s response:
and this is ChatGPT’s response:
I then asked Bard to summarise a video on my YouTube channel and Bard replied with this summary.
Unfortunately, it was not a summary of the video, but a summary of the advert that is played before the video!
Test 3: Bard vs ChatGPT Security
So in summary:
ps. and just for fun, I asked both platforms what they think of this blog post.
While ChatGPT said: