After the big improvements that Google has made and wants to continue to incorporate into its Bard chatbot, doubts are once again rising whether this will be the final blow to take the top spot from ChatGPT.
On May 10, Google tried to show that it is still one of the best in artificial intelligence. At I/O 2023, the company showed how each of its services can be enriched using AI and the potential of the new and improved Bard.
At the start of the year, another article – due to Bard’s imminent major market release – already touched on the stark differences between these two titans trying to strike gold in the chatbot space. ChatGPT clearly gave it a great review, despite Bard’s great virtues After this great update, doubts arise again.
The old version of Bard is trained on a language model called LaMDA. This new one runs on PaLM 2, according to Google which “significantly outperforms PaLM while using significantly fewer computations during inference time”. Also, a clear advantage of Bard over ChatGPT is that it already It is known that it will be available for mobilesomething unknown to its competitor.
The company has now said that Bard is available to everyone and has been upgraded with improvements such as advanced math, reasoning ability, coding capabilities, and is Supported in more than 180 countries and territories. It will also be more visual, allowing users to include images with text in their conversations. They certainly had an ace under the well-guarded mage.
Now the race really starts, but there is still a lot of work to be done
As many of you already know, Bard is meant to be a support AI chatbot; a tool that can generate all kinds of texts, code, translations and even Excel formulas if you want to reverse the loop. Similar to ChatGPT, Bard uses artificial intelligence to provide human-like conversation responses when a user requests it.
However, Bard has appeared somewhat absent on more than one occasion. From its disastrous initial debut to its official release, users have struggled to make this chatbot really usable and become an alternative to ChatGPT. It hasn’t been like that.
“The most notable difference and the biggest advantage of Google and Bard is their understanding of today’s world. Bard can tell you who the current president of Spain is, while ChatGPT cannot. It can also summarize in the form of a list of the most popular restaurants.” near you and give you the pros and cons. In these aspects, the advantage is undeniable.” Óscar Castillo, global head of the BigData & IA practice, explains to Computer Hoy.
While for the most part Bard is very good at keeping conversations neutral and safe, he occasionally slips and brings out an unexpected dark side that, on the other hand, has ChatGPT pretty much at bay.
“Anyway, Bard is still in its infancy and ChatGPT is moving at lightning speed. This could all change in the future as Google continues to develop and learn from user interactions, but for now there is still a long way to go.”, adds Oscar Castillo.
As more people use the chatbot, it stands to reason that it will develop a better understanding of what is appropriate, what is safe to say, as well as what is considered funny or ways of explaining things that are more fun.
In its latest ChatGPT update, OpenAI said it had been working on improving the chatbot’s understanding of humor, something Google could certainly avoid in order to become a more serious competitor. What may be striking about both chatbots is that they can be used complementary and not replacement. Perhaps therein lies the true potential of artificial intelligence and the use of these new tools.