What is Google’s Bard, and how does it work?

AI chatbots’ latest trending services have raised various security, privacy and efficiency queries. However, the first question everyone has in mind is if Google Bard is better than ChatGPT.

Similarly, both Google Bard and OpenAI’s ChatGPT are AI chatbots designed to interact with people through natural language models and machine learning to generate conversational text. 

However, this is where their similarities end. Here are some of the main differences between the two services.

Bard’s use of a lighter version of LaMDA enables it to operate with less computing power and handle a larger number of concurrent users. This provides an advantage over ChatGPT, which has been known to struggle with efficiency during times of high demand.

ChatGPT produces content based on generative AI, a type of AI system capable of generating text, images or other media in response to prompts. However, such a system makes it more vulnerable to cyberattacks and deep fakes due to its regular use of digital images or videos to create content. On the other hand, Bard is trained around searching and providing conversational inputs that sound more natural and contextual instead of offering a set list of possible answers and easily forgeable files.

Still, ChatGPT is trying to help refine searches and offer more naturally sounding conversational search results, in line with Google’s Bard. In January, OpenAi signed a $10-billion deal with Microsoft to incorporate ChatGPT into its Bing search engine and provide more conversational search results.

The main difference between the two services is that ChatGPT’s data sets are as up-to-date as 2021, while Bard is based on newer information. Whether this will change in the near future is to be seen; in the meantime, Bard has an advantage over ChatGPT because it relies on Google’s highly updated search results.

Plagiarism and intellectual property are one of the main concerns for AI chatting. OpenAI offers a plagiarism detection tool that helps teachers catch their students in case they use it for homework tasks. On the other hand, Bard has yet to reveal any plans to include a plagiarism tool within its offering.

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