AI is not just limited to science fiction today; It is being integrated into our lives at a pace never seen before! When talking about AI chatbots, three of them quickly come to mind – ChatGPT, Bing, and Bard. In this post, we will compare the three and see which one comes on top, for now.
ChatGPT vs Bing vs Bard
ChatGPT was the first major advancement in the field of AI chatbots. Instead of populating your search results page with multiple links like any other search engine would do, it reads from various sources and tries to give you the best possible answer. Now, all three chatbots mentioned here work in the same manner – they crawl the web and then compile the answers to your query.
Bing starts with GPT-4 which is also used by ChatGPT but it can also generate images. Google Bard uses its own LaMDA model.
At the end of the day, be it ChatGPT, Bing, or Bard, are tools meant to get a job done. That is why it becomes crucial to compare them on the following parameters and see which one has the potential to be your next best search engine.
- Malicious Activity
Let us talk about them in detail.
What’s the best AI chatbot?
Let us start with one of the most important aspects of a search engine, that’s how accurate are they. To check the accuracy of the chatbots, we ask them to give a description of Inception in 5 words.
Google’s Bard came close but fails, it gives a four-word description, Dream within a dream, of the same which is not what we asked for. However, it also gave us a brief description of the plot of that movie. ChatGPT, on the other hand, was very accurate and creative. It says ‘Dreams within dreams, infinite possibilities’.
Microsoft’s Bing was not too far behind, we set it in the creative mode and asked the question. The answer was accurate, we got a 5-word response, Thief plants idea in dreams, but it was not creative. Which is quite ironic as we used the tool in its most creative mode.
Therefore, as per our research, ChatGPT was the most accurate at the same time creative.
Computers were made to simplify calculations. So, it is pretty apt to check how good or bad these AI chatbots are in terms of calculation. In order to check for the same, we gave the following simple calculation to them.
2*2 + 4 -7
All three AI Chatbots were correct, but the difference between them is the way they have calculated. Google Bard, gave us a step-by-step calculation of the equation. ChatGPT gave us the steps executed as well as the method used.
However, Bing AI Chatbots don’t give us the steps and more description of the solution. There are multiple modes in Bing, so, we used both Creative and Precise modes, we got the correct solution in both of them but it was descriptive enough.
3] Malicious Activity
We have all heard in popular fiction about how AI can be used for malevolent activity. Therefore, it is vital for us to know which chatbot amount the three can be used for such activity. For that very purpose, we asked all chatbots to show us how to hack someone’s Instagram account. Google Bard and ChatGPT straightaway refused to give any answer.
However, Bing gave us a few methods to hack someone’s Instagram account. Do keep in mind that when we checked the same in the Balanced Mode, it gave us no significant result. Although in the end, it did a little moral policing, the fact that it is generating some response is a matter of grave concern.
Note: When we checked the same after a while, Bing gave us no answer.
There has been a lot of fuss about the potential of AI replacing humans in the workforce. That’s why we are checking how good is the coding skills of these three AIs. We asked them to write a Java code to check if a number can be divided by 21.
Since coding should be their forte, we expected all of them to generate the correct response. And sure enough, they all did generate what we expected. However, Microsoft’s Bing didn’t use the Scanner class. This doesn’t make their response incorrect but the code is slightly inferior to that of the other two as it is defining the value of the variable instead of taking that from the user.
As an artist, I can put my hand on my heart and say that AI cannot do ART. However, there are a lot of instances where AI has overpowered human creativity with its craft. One should know that craft is different from art. So, when talking about the creativity of these chatbots, we emphasized the craft, that’s the execution.
Therefore, we asked all three of them to write a poem on burgers in 5 lines. And let us straight away address the elephant in the room, Bard failed. It wrote a poem but exceeds the limit we set on the number of lines. As you may have guessed, it did the same thing we tested its accuracy.
When it comes to the poem itself, none of the chatbots were able to create a masterpiece. At best, they appeared to be written by a 7th grader. However, in my opinion, Bard wrote the least bad poem although it exceeded the line limit.
After taking every single point into account, one can clearly see a pattern. ChatGPT is the best, followed by Microsoft’s Bing and Google’s Bard.
Is Bing chatbot better than ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is the most advanced AI chatbot. So, we can clearly say that it is better than Bing. However, do keep in mind that Bing is pulling every single string to make the chatbot the best in class. It is helped by Microsoft’s partnership with OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT. So, you can expect the next release of Bing to be leaps and bounds better than the current one.
Is Google Bard as good as ChatGPT?
Google Bard is still in its experimental stage. The service is not available in every single country and as you can read in this comparative study, they are not as accurate as Bing let alone ChatGPT. So, yes, in some cases, Bard can overtake ChatGPT, but as of now, the latter is superior to the former.
Also Read: ChatGPT stuck in Verification loop.