Comparing AI Chat Bots: ChatGPT, Google Bard, and Bing
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "Is ChatGPT Still Best?" by Academind
TLDR Google Bard, Microsoft Bing Chat, and ChatGPT are three AI chat bots that users can choose from, with ChatGPT being the most powerful and versatile option, but Google Bard and Bing being free alternatives that are slightly less effective.
Google announced the public availability of Google Bard, along with MicrosoftBing Chat and ChatGPT, giving users a choice between three capable AI chat bots, and a course was launched to help users utilize these bots effectively.
ChatGPT is a powerful tool for various tasks, with the option to upgrade to "Plus" for enhanced features, while Google Bard provides the entire response in one step but may take longer to start.
ChatGPT generates drafts instantly, allowing users to choose their preferred version without waiting for new responses, and while the responses may vary in elaboration, the ability to send follow-up messages in the chat is a notable advantage.
Google Bard is not as helpful and polished as ChatGPT, and while Bard can perform web searches and provide accurate results, ChatGPT currently lacks this capability but may gain it in the future with plugins.
Microsoft Bing has integrated an AI chat bot using GPT models like ChatGPT, enabling users to ask complex questions, generate blog posts, and validate information with provided references.
Microsoft Bing Chat, although using the same model as ChatGPT, produces lower quality results and fails to generate a blog post summary or an email with a summary for the blog post.
In "Creative" mode, ChatGPT generates more creative and lengthy responses, including formatting, while "Precise" mode focuses on giving short summaries and is better suited for research tasks.
ChatGPT is generally better than other AI bots, especially with advanced prompting techniques, but it's not widely available and the best version is only for paid subscribers, while Google Bard and Bing are free and slightly less effective.