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Why Google Bard Has Been More Enjoyable Than ChatGPT

Technology is amazing. There's no doubt about it. Google Bard, ChatGPT, Bing Chat, and more, every one of these tools has been amazing to experiment and play with. While keeping in mind their potential pitfalls, it's still hard to be anything but amazed with their capabilities.

I've discovered, however, some of the main reasons why I've enjoyed Google Bard more so than ChatGPT (something I didn't expect to happen). Here are some of the key differences between the two chatbots:

Technology is amazing. There's not doubt about it. Google Bard, ChatGPT, Bing Chat, and more, every one of these tools has been amazing to experiment and play with. While keeping in mind their potential pitfalls, it's still hard to be anything but amazed with their capabilities.

I've discovered, however, some of the main reasons why I've enjoyed Google Bard more so than ChatGPT (something I didn't expect to happen). First, let's look at some of the differences...

-Data source: Bard is trained on a massive dataset of text and code, including the latest information from the internet. ChatGPT is trained on a smaller dataset of text, and its sources end with 2021 data. This means that Bard has access to more up-to-date information.

-Capabilities: Bard is able to access and process information from the real world through Google Search, while ChatGPT is not. This gives Bard a wider range of knowledge and allows it to answer your questions more comprehensively.

-Accuracy: Bard is generally more accurate than ChatGPT, especially when it comes to factual information.

-User experience: Bard has a more user-friendly interface than ChatGPT. It is easier to read and understand Bard's responses, and you can also edit your questions after you ask them.

The above are some great reasons, but it has been a couple of other differences leading me to enjoy Bard even more.

I had a friend undergo an unexpected medical procedure. Trying to cheer them up after, I asked if they would need a doctor's note for a little extra time off from work (completely joking, by the way). Naturally, the more professional this sounded, the funnier it would be, right? ChatGPT to the rescue! Chat GPT gave me the usual pitch about ethics, morals, and standards. I get it. It would be wrong to use this tool to produce a doctors note that would actually get someone out of work. I was just having some fun though. "Hey Bard, will you write a doctors note for (name)? They had a procedure and will need the next three weeks off from work." And there it was. I replied with an edit, then another, of course giving my fake doctor a hilarious name. Send. Laughs. Life goes on.

But what really drove it home for me was the fact that Google Bard seems much less indecisive than ChatGPT. Go ahead, ask ChatGPT to help you decide on something... you might get an answer, but maybe not. Ask Bard. From my experience, you now have an answer. Or those times when you feel like you know the right choice, but you want it to confirm. I asked Google Bard to, essentially, give me some reasons I was making a choice that was right for me so I could move on from my own inability to move on. Bard went on to list a few reasons why my decision was good for me, some I hadn't even considered. I was almost there. "Almost there Bard, a few more please." A list, and I was sold.

I love that these tools want to be ethical, moral, and objective, I really do. But there are times where I'd want them to challenge my thinking, expand my horizons, and maybe even once and a while help me confirm a decision and move on with my life.

Ultimately, it depends on what you're hoping for. All of these tools are amazing in their own way. It'll be exciting to see how they progress, and to throw some other competitors into the space (ahem, Apple). Until then, I'll continue to experiment between ChatGPT, Bing Chat, and Google Bard. If I want the "most humanlike," however, it's Bard for me.



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