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January 15, 2024
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ChatGPT vs. Google Bard: Unveiling the differences in AI conversational models

The battle between ChatGPT and Google has only begun. It is important to know which works best for you. Let’s look at some of their significant differences to choose the right AI for your business.

Arzu Özkan-  Digital Marketing Manager
Arzu Özkan
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Artificial Intelligence: From the first Chatbot to the battle of ChatGPT vs Google AI

When it comes to artificial intelligence, who wouldn't remember the Hollywood movies; The Terminator, WALL-E or even Jarvis from Iron Man? Tony Stark’s cool and intelligent assistant. What once was considered impossible by machines is now almost an accomplishment.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made long strides in the world of technology. The evolutionary journey of Chatbots began with ELIZA, a chatbot developed in 1966, that was intended to trick users to believe it was a real human. Soon it evolved into intelligent personal assistants like 'OK Google' and 'Alexa.' And now Chat GPT and Google AI.

But before we delve deeper into the nuances of ChatGPT and Google AI, let’s first answer the question, What is Artificial Intelligence?

It is the ability of computers to learn, see and communicate like humans. Alternatively, Artificial Intelligence is the ability of computers to perform tasks that are associated with human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.

What are Chat GPT and Google AI?


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ChatGPT (initially based on the GPT 3.5 model) is an AI chatbot developed by OpenAI. It was released in November 2022. It is developed based on an advanced language model and is designed to engage in conversation with users offering human-like responses and providing information on a variety of topics. GPT-4 was its next big upgrade. It was launched on March 14, 2023. GPT-4 can accept both text and image inputs (Worksheets, graphs, other data sets etc) and answer a user's questions based on the images, including calculations.

Google Bard

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Google’s Artificial Intelligence wing first released ‘Bard,’ an AI chatbot in March 2023. It is based on LaMDA (Language model for Dialogue Applications) to simulate human conversations. Bard was a direct response to OpenAI’s Chat GPT. Google AI later developed the paLM 2 AI model (successor to paLM 1 developed in 2022) in 2023, based on a large language model and is capable of advanced reasoning, coding and mathematics.

The Battle Between Open AI (ChatGPT, GPT-4) and Google AI (Bard, paLM 2)

The race for AI supremacy has only begun. It all started with ChatGPT taking the internet by storm. And before it could make a mark, followed Google’s Bard and so on. The competition between the two is ever robust and upgrades are being added to the existing models by month.

But who knows who will walk the victory march in this race? Both Open AI and Google’s AI have a definite and separate set of strategies, goals and visions of how Artificial Intelligence should be used. 

Whether you are an AI enthusiast or just curious about the future of technology, this article will help you gain a deeper understanding of both the AI language models and how you can make use of each of them to your benefit.

A Brief Overview

Google is not new to anyone who is even remotely familiar with the internet. But Google has been focusing on AI for years and has a huge research team dedicated to creating new strategies and algorithms for machine learning. Open AI is relatively new and focuses on AI research rather than delivering AI services to customers and businesses like Google.

Google’s AI strategy

Google created two large language models for natural language processing purposes. LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications), based on which Google's Bard works, and PaLM (Pathways Language Model). LaMDA is a family of conversational large language models developed by Google. This technology is used to power dialogue-based applications that can generate natural-sounding human language. PaLM is another language model by Google that is larger than LaMDA and GPT 3, by Open AI.

LaMDA has 137 billion parameters, while PaLM has 540 billion, surpassing OpenAI’s GPT-3.5, which has 175 parameters.

Google currently uses these Language models to power its AI applications. Apart from these, Google has also acquired several AI firms such as Alter, Dialogflow, AIMatter, DeepMind Dark Blue Labs, Phiar, and Boston Dynamics.

OpenAI’s AI Strategy

OpenAI’s strategy involves a simple approach to research and development. The company has partnered with similar AI firms and has been working towards creating cutting-edge AI technologies like Chat GPT.

Chat GPT is based on GPT 3.5 technology, which is a large language model created by OpenAI. With Chat GPT, one can perform various tasks, including language translation, question answering, coding, text summarization etc.

Potentials of LaMDA

  • Generates human-like responses
  • It understands context 
  • Addresses ambiguities and clarifies uncertainties by asking follow-up questions when the user's query is unclear.

Advantages of LaMDA

  • Can be integrated with multiple applications like Google Assistant, workspaces, search engines etc.
  • It does not need to be re-trained for multiple conversations
  • It can hold open-ended discussions

Limitations of LaMDA

LaMDA has limitations in understanding broader topics that come under other Natural Language Processing such as text summarization and language translation, as it is trained on dialogue-based data.

Availability of LaMDA

LaMDA is not currently available to the public, but to those who have access to test it.

Potentials of ChatGPT

  • Write Codes
  • Text Summarisation
  • Language Translation
  • Handle multiple queries at a time

Advantages of ChatGPT

  • Generates contextually relevant responses
  • Chat GPT can identify and understand the sentiment in text inputs.
  • It can answer frequently asked queries, give personalized offers and solutions to clients etc.

Limitations of Chat GPT

Chat GPT is not a search engine and cannot search the internet for more updated information. It generates information from the training it received from a vast set of data. It was trained using a data model that was limited to the year 2021. Therefore its knowledge is limited until a particular period.

Availability of Chat GPT

Chat GPT is available to all. All you have to do is register and enjoy the mindblowing features for free.


Google Bard and Open AI continue to develop in line with the ever-evolving AI needs. Let's check the latest advancements of both tools together!

Advancements in ChatGPT

ChatGPT announced GPT 4 in recent months. GPT 4 offers many improvements in artificial intelligence compared to GPT 3.5. With GPT 4, you can now generate images via DALL-E, do web searches or use various extensions. With these advancements, ChatGPT has become increasingly multimodal. It can now understand and interact with various forms of input, such as images and sounds, rather than just words.

Advancements in Google Bard

Google Bard launched its extensions in new languages in the last months of 2023. With Bard, you can now access information in Google apps and services in Japanese and Korean, as well as English. With Bard Extensions, you can access instant information from YouTube, Hotels, Flight Search and Maps, and even allow Bard to retrieve information from Gmail, Docs and Drive. So you can easily find your personal content, summarize it and get relevant answers.

Final Thoughts

Both Google and OpenAI are the two most popular names in town, more than ever before due to their advances in Artificial Intelligence. Evidently, there are several distinctions between both AI tools. The competition among them is pushing them for rapid advancement in their technologies by day.

But the larger question is who will win?

The winner will have multiple criteria to define, such as effective deployment of AI across industries, and collaboration with multiple firms.

To summarize, the evolution of AI in the future will be worth an experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Google Bard?

Bard is Google’s experimental, conversational AI chatbot, which is designed to function similarly to Chat GPT

What is the difference between Google Bard and ChatGPT?

Bard can generate responses from the internet in real-time, while Chat GPTstrictly relies on data set until 2021

Is it possible to Use ChatGPT with my online spreadsheets?

Yes! Recently, we developed a new online spreadsheet column type to allow you to generate any data with ChatGPT directly in your Retable spreadsheets. Thanks to the GPT column it's now possible to use ChatGPT with your Retable online spreadsheet. This ChatGPT and Retable integration has almost countless use cases, let’s explore how to use it! 👇🏻

Is Google Bard better than ChatGPT?

Google Bard is demonstrating more advanced content ideation capabilities day by day. Google Bard's replies are generally in a more readable format than ChatGPT's replies. However, there are points where both tools are better than each other. ChatGPT is better at paraphrasing a situation, but Google Bard is better at simplifying the language of the content.

Is Bard using GPT?

No, Google Bard uses Google's newest language model, Palm 2. ChatGPT uses GPT-3.5 for its free plan and GPT-4 technology for its paid version ChatGPT Plus.

Will OpenAI replace Google search?

No, ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence language model developed by OpenAI, while Google is a search engine and technology company that offers a wide range of content and products. ChatGPT can answer your questions and provide you with information on a variety of topics. However, it is not designed to replace Google. Both technologies serve different purposes and have different capabilities.

Is ChatGPT developed by Google?

No, ChatGPT was developed by OpenAI -- an artificial intelligence research company. It launched in November 2022.

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