Is Bard better than ChatGPT?

Is Bard better than ChatGPT Google Bard logo

Is Bard better than ChatGPT Google Bard logo

With so many different AI you can chat with, many are wondering which is better. Perhaps it's just how many different things you can do with it or the speed and quality of the responses. For example, is Bard better than ChatGPT?

If you are curious about the Best AI chatbots in 2023, we got you covered already but of course, each system comes with its own quirks. ChatGPT for example is prone to many errors, while Bing is invite-only for the moment.

So, speaking of free-to-use AIs, let's see if Bard is indeed better than ChatGPT. While you are here, don't forget to check out our Google Bard vs ChatGPT guide.

Is Bard better than ChatGPT?

There is no definitive answer to this, but we would say it depends on what you are looking for in an AI chatbot.

Google Bard has overall different features from ChatGPT, the main one being that it uses an entirely different (and proprietary) conversational model to that of ChatGPT.

If we are talking prices, then ChatGPT and Bard pretty much are the same as they do not cost a dime to the users. There is to be noted that OpenAI offers a ChatGPT Plus service, which offers some additional features - such as faster response times and live improvements.

Since it comes from Google, Bard offers a quite nifty "google it" search feature, which basically means that it is able to return any live information on any subject. On this, ChatGPT does lag behind since it is stuck at the time of its launch and does not offer any current information on any topics unless they are provided by the users themselves.

Overall, the two services are quite similar, with some differences here and there, with ChatGPT having a more powerful conversation system and Google being able to get live answers for you.

Google Bard features - programming and debugging

Along with the classic features of an AI chatbot, so that of answering the users' questions and having a conversation which might be as close to human interaction as possible, Google Bard comes with its own set of features. Some of those were actually introduced as late as April 2023.

Google’s experimental chatbot can now help users with programming and software development capabilities. The update sees Bard now supporting over 20 different programming languages, including C++, Go, Java, Javascript, Python, and Typescript.

Thanks to the use of Google Collab, users of Bard are now able to easily export Python code, without the need of copying and pasting which can easily introduce errors or extraneous characters which can get in the way of working code.

If you are not able to program, then you would think such features might not be of interest. But, in fact, Bard can now help explain whole sections of code to the user, which not only helps veteran programmers with debugging but might also introduce new concepts to those trying out for the first time.

Clearly, it is worth noting that Bard is still an experimental project, thus all the information provided - be that of answers or code - can lead to misleading or inaccurate information.

We recommend that you always check Bard’s responses, along with testing and reviewing the code it generated for you, to check for potential errors, bugs, and vulnerabilities.

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