What are the differences between Google Bard and ChatGPT?
Google Bard and ChatGPT are both AI-powered chatbots designed to communicate in a nuanced, conversational manner and deliver responses seamlessly. Google Bard is an AI tool from Google based on PaLM 2 technology*. It was recently integrated into Google apps such as Gmail, Docs, YouTube, and Maps. ChatGPT, on the other hand, is a generative AI tool from OpenAI based on machine learning and neural networks.
Both chatbots are capable of human-like communication and are used in various application areas, such as customer service, sales support, and creative writing.
Integration with Gmail, Docs, YouTube, and Maps Apps:
Bard can now pull and integrate information from Google apps like Gmail, Docs, YouTube, and more, directly within Google Chat conversations. Called “Bard Extensions,” they make it easier to find information across multiple Google tools and apps. For example, users can ask Bard to pull the appropriate data from Gmail, get real-time flight and hotel information, obtain Google Maps directions to the airport, and even watch YouTube videos of destination activities – all within a single conversation.
Extensions for Google Drive, Gmail, YouTube, and Maps in Google Chat:
Bard now has browser extensions for Google apps that embed data into Google Chat conversations. These extensions are available for YouTube, Google Flights, Google Maps, as well as Google Drive, Google Docs, and Gmail, provided Bard is given permission to access that data. For example, with the YouTube extension, users can ask Bard to help create a wedding speech and add inspirational videos to the chat. With the Maps extension, users can research ideas with location-based information and travel estimates. The Gmail, Docs, and Drive extensions allow users to pull information from these apps directly within Google Chat.
What is PaLM 2?
PaLM 2 is a large language model (LLM) developed by Google that excels at tasks like advanced reasoning, translation, and code generation. It is an upgrade to its predecessor, PaLM, and is built on three distinct research advancements in large language models
PaLM 2 is used with nearly 25 Google products already, including Google’s Bard chatbot, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and YouTube. PaLM 2 can solve logic puzzles, step through the logic of how to position objects relative to each other, and understand programming code better, including older languages like Fortran. PaLM 2 is more flexible than its predecessor, serving as a foundation that can be fine-tuned to support entire classes of products in more ways, to help more people
Competition with ChatGPT:
Google Bard enters into direct competition with OpenAI’s ChatGPT. While ChatGPT may be better known to the general public, Google Bard has recently made significant strides to keep pace with ChatGPT. The integration of Bard into Google Chat apps such as Gmail, Docs, YouTube, and Maps demonstrates Google’s commitment to establishing Bard as a powerful AI tool.
In summary, both Google Bard and ChatGPT are AI-powered chatbots designed to communicate in a nuanced, conversational way and deliver seamless responses. Google Bard is integrated with Google Chat apps such as Gmail, Docs, YouTube, and Maps, and can retrieve and integrate information from these apps directly within Google Chat conversations. ChatGPT, on the other hand, is a generative AI tool from OpenAI based on machine learning and neural networks. Both chatbots are capable of human-like communication and are used in various application areas such as customer service, sales support, and creative writing. While ChatGPT may be better known, Google Bard has made significant progress recently, especially with its integration with Google Chat apps. Competition between the two chatbots is expected to continue as both companies strive to establish their respective chatbots as powerful AI tools.