Google’s chatbot, Bard, has received a significant boost with numerous features that could potentially threaten OpenAI’s ChatGPT’s dominance. The tech giant has recently launched Bard in over 180 countries, and with its latest enhancements, the user experience has been substantially improved. OpenAI’s ChatGPT has been creating quite the buzz in the industry with its remarkable natural language processing capabilities, but Bard has emerged as a formidable rival since its launch in Marc
At the developers’ conference on May 10, Google introduced several upgrades to Bard to stay ahead of the game. It is accessible for free at https://bard.google.com/. Now that both chatbots are available for comparison, let’s take a look at how Bard is quickly closing the gap and poised to surpass ChatGPT in the near future.
1. Bard comes with real-time internet access
When it comes to accessing the internet, Google’s chatbot Bard has a clear advantage over OpenAI’s ChatGPT. While ChatGPT may require an additional web-browsing feature to access the internet, Bard comes with internet access by default. Bard’s extensive training on a massive dataset of text and code, including information from the internet, allows it to provide comprehensive and informative answers to a wide range of questions. In addition, it can fetch information from the internet and provide users with the latest news and updates. This feature puts Bard in a strong position compared to ChatGPT, which lacks built-in internet access. As such, Bard has the potential to provide users with a more seamless and comprehensive chatbot experience.
2. Bard will be available on your smartphone
The AI chatbot developed by Google, is set to offer its users the added convenience of accessibility on their smartphones. This puts it ahead of its rival ChatGPT, which does not yet have a dedicated mobile application. While ChatGPT can be accessed through smartphone browsers, having a dedicated mobile app offers a more seamless user experience. Although Bard is not yet available as a standalone app, Google has plans to integrate the chatbot into more of its apps and services, making it easily accessible to smartphone users.
3. Image Response Capability Gives it an Edge Over ChatGPT
Although ChatGPT excels at generating comprehensive text responses, it lacks the ability to provide image-based answers. This may be because OpenAI has other models, such as Dall-E, that are specifically designed for generating images. On the other hand, Google Bard is capable of including images in its text-based responses. While Google demonstrated this capability during the I/O event, we were unable to obtain image-based responses when using prompts like ‘best places to visit in Kerala.’ It is possible that this feature is still being rolled out gradually.
4. Google Bard comes with a Wide Range of Plugins
Google has recently announced that its AI chatbot, will be equipped with a wide range of plugins, including Walmart, Spotify, Uber Eats, and Adobe Firefly, among others. Interestingly, OpenAI had also introduced a similar set of plugins for ChatGPT in March this year. However, the difference lies in the fact that the plugins on ChatGPT are only available to those who have subscribed to ChatGPT Plus, a premium service that costs $20 a month.
5.Can Use Images as Prompts
One of the most notable features of Bard is its ability to use images as prompts or even scan images using Google Lens. This means that if a user is unsure about how to use their craft materials, for example, they can simply take a picture and ask Bard for suggestions. The chatbot will provide craft ideas instantly, demonstrating a significant improvement in AI chatbot prompts.
6. Introduces Voice Prompts
Google Bard offers a unique feature of using voice prompts, which is not yet available in ChatGPT. With the help of voice prompts, users can easily receive responses while performing other tasks. This is a significant development in the AI chatbot industry, as voice prompts have not been previously used in this context, giving Bard an edge over other chatbots
7. Live search results to validate prompts
Google chatbot offers users greater control over the information they receive by allowing them to validate their prompts. Along with the ability to like, dislike, and share responses, users can also use the Google Search function to search for related topics. By clicking on the Google icon, a box with relevant search terms will appear. Clicking on the topics will lead to another page displaying search results in the usual way. This feature is not yet available on ChatGPT.
8. Bard’s programming language support overshadows ChatGPT
9. Ability to Summarize Lengthy Web Pages
One of the useful features of Google Bard is its ability to summarise web pages. By simply pasting the URL of a lengthy or complicated article or webpage, Bard can provide a concise summary that helps the user quickly understand the content. This feature is particularly helpful for users who want to stay updated on the latest news or research but may not have the time to read through lengthy articles or academic papers. With this feature, users can quickly get a gist of the content and decide whether they want to read the entire piece. This is an area where ChatGPT currently falls short, as it does not have the capability to summarize web pages.
10. Trip Planning Feature of Bard Takes AI Chatbots to the Next Level
With its exceptional features, Bard can also help users in planning trips, including finding suitable accommodations, activities, and flights. Users can simply specify their travel destination and dates, and Bard will create a personalised itinerary. Additionally, Bard can also adjust the plan based on user preferences and financial constraints, making the travel planning process even more convenient.
As AI chatbots continue to dominate the tech space, leading tech companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Meta are in a race to offer the most innovative and powerful versions of their chatbots. OpenAI’s ChatGPT initially set the benchmark for natural language processing, but now Google’s Bard has stepped up the game with a range of features and upgrades. The competition between the two is fierce, and only time will tell which chatbot will come out on top.