Google Bard Vs Bing ChatGPT: Who’s Ahead in the AI War?

Although Google Bard has suffered a few embarrassing moments during its launch, for Bing ChatGPT to compete with them wouldn't be easy

Supriya Rai
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Google Bard Vs Bing ChatGPT

Google Bard and Bing ChatGPT have taken the world by storm ever since they have been unveiled. While Bing ChatGPT has taken the lead by integrating the conversational AI chatbot in the search bar, Google Bard is not far behind. This move is expected to transform the way search engines function, and users will now receive a summary of answers as opposed to just links. Search engines will now be more interactive and hold conversations with the users. 


Who Has Gained the Initial Lead: Google Bard or Bing ChatGPT?

For probably the first time in the history of Search, Bing ChatGPT has taken the lead by integrating conversational style answers before Google Bard was even launched. Google even had to sound a Code Red to be able to compete with Microsoft. ChatGPT reportedly has achieved a 100 million visits so far. While Google Bard is still under testing, Bing ChatGPT has already invited public to sign up for its waitlist, and is gradually rolling out. The traffic for Bing has reportedly already increased after they announced the ChatGPT integration.

Bing ChatGPT Answers Vs Google Bard Answers: Which is More Accurate?


At the moment, Bing ChatGPT seems to be providing accurate answers while also providing links that quote the source of the summary. Google Bard on the other hand suffered an embarrassing moment when during its launch the AI chatbot provided a wrong answer, which led to Google stocks crashing. Google Bard gave the wrong answer to “What new findings from the James Webb Space Telescope can I tell my 9-year-old about?”. The answer Bard provided to this were I three bullet points, and one of them stated that the telescope “took the very first photos of a planet outside of our own solar system.” However, as reported on NASA’s website, the first photograph of an exoplanet was captured in 2004. 

What Have ChatGPT and Bard Been Built On?

ChatGPT has basically been built on top of OpenAI’s GPT-3 family of large language models, and is fine-tuned with both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques. ChatGPT is a sibling model to InstructGPT, which is trained to follow an instruction in a prompt and provide a detailed response. Google Bard on the other hand is powered by Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA). It has been launched on the lightweight model version of LaMDA. This smaller model requires significantly less computing power, enabling the company to scale to more users, allowing for more feedback.


Who Is Expected to Succeed?

While Bing ChatGPT seems to be ahead at the moment, Google as a company has never taken any competition lightly. “Google’s paranoia about ChatGPT is inspiring. The fact that they accept that this is a Strategic Inflection Point for them and they’re in chaos mode says a lot about the Culture they have built. Most companies would be in ignorance stage. Android. Google Maps. Gmail. Google Docs. Chrome. YouTube. If they are paranoid then they will figure out a way to be a significant player AI as well. Almost every large enterprise that has been built is because the Entrepreneur stuck with one thing for 30-40 years,” said Gaurav Munjal, founder, Unacademy.

In addition to this, Google undoubtedly has in its possession a lot more data considering the fact that it has been an indisputable leader for several years as far as Search Engines are concerned. The latest data shows that Google processes over 99,000 searches every single second, which makes more than 8.5 billion searches a day according to Internet Live Stats, 2022. ChatGPT on the other hand has had about 100 million visits so far.