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Bard vs ChatGPT: Google’s dive into a new era of Generative AI

10 Things Google Bard could do that ChatGPT can’t

Google Bard vs ChatGPT

Google has outlined its vision to “Transform search with new AI-powered capabilities and enhance user experience” and to achieve that it keeps announcing a range of new features and advanced search tools on the generative AI front. To put pressure on Chatgpt, and reduce its dominance, Google launched Google Bard with a waiting list in March.  

During an ‘I/O 2023 event‘ on May 10, Google announced that they are removing the waitlist and its very own conversational generative artificial intelligence chatbot, Google Bard will now be available in over 180 countries and territories. Along with Bard, they also introduced features like “Help me write” in Gmail, a new immersive view for routes in Map, a new magic editor for photos, etc.

Smart Bard has intrigued the interest of many tech enthusiasts ever since its launch, and we can see that its technical comparisons with ChatGPT are fated. Here is a list of 10 things you need to know about Bard that differentiates it from ChatGPT.

Bard will be available on your smartphone

A dedicated application comes with a lot of conveniences. ChatGPT doesn’t have a mobile version (at least not yet), making it inconvenient for users to access the application using a Mobile phone.

On the other hand, Google Bard also doesn’t come to your smartphone as an application but Google plans to integrate the chatbot into Google apps & services making it accessible to smartphone users.

Bard has real-time internet access

We have faced one issue with ChatGPT multiple times, which is its lack of access to the internet and providing real-time information. Sometimes when asked about some top news or updates for an hour, ChatGPT will provide vague answers and provide links that don’t open.

While Google tapped the differentiating factor and came up with a web-browsing feature, giving internet access, and a massive dataset of text and code from the internet. You can ask latest stock prices, upcoming trends, current events, etc. and it can summarise the information from the internet for you.

Voice prompts

Having voice inputs in ChatGPT looks like a dream, it seems far away from images and voice prompts. On the contrary, Google’s Bard seems to offer this feature taking an edge over its OpenAI counterpart. You can use voice prompts as input, and multitask while getting the responses.

Image as a ‘Prompt’ & Image as a ‘response’

ChatGPT is efficiently generating highly comprehensive text which is used worldwide but is falling back when it comes to delivering images when responding. It has other properties to help in generating images, but not a one-stop solution for all you need. Google Bard is being rolled out gradually to be proving images in text response as well as take image inputs and generate a text response.

Language Barriers

ChatGPT has been made available in multiple languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, etc. While Google Bard is only made available in three languages (till now) – US English, Japanese, and Korean. This feature makes it more flexible and versatile, and way forward more languages can be tuned in to enhance User experience.

Bard comes with a host of plugins

Google announcement reveals that Bard will have an array of plugins like Spotify, Uber Eats, Walmart, Adobe Firefly, etc. for free. While ChatGPT also introduced similar plugins only accessible for a premium service at ChatGPT Plus with a cost of $20 a month. That means you will have to subscribe for the same.

The power of Gmail

Most of us currently rely on ChatGPT for writing professional emails, isn’t it? How about having something integrated with Gmail to solve this and save us some time? Google Bard can readily draft your email, write a proposal or send an invite in your drafts. Having access to an AI chatbot in the mail is redefining email etiquette and interactions.

Sharing results with peers

Did you ever have any trouble sharing your search results with others while using ChatGPT? With Google Bard, you can export the content on Google Docs or email and share it with friends and coworkers. Under every response, you will see the like, dislike and share buttons. With these export functions composing emails and generating text would be free of hassle.

Google Bard can do the coding

Bard supports over 20 programming languages including C++, Java, TypeScript, etc., and comes with a default programming feature to help professionals with code generation, debugging, and explanation of code. This is something at which ChatGPT is way behind in the race.

Validating the information users are seeking by allowing greater control to users. Options like getting the response in tabular form, the option to Google Search their prompts, and the ability to like, share and even dislike the content.

All you need to do is simply click on the Google icon and a Search Related Topics box with pop-up relevant search terms. Clicking further on the topics will take you to another page that will show search results in the usual way. Interesting right?

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