Bard Versus ChatGPT

Google’s artificial intelligence chatbot is gaining ground- and converts – from ChatGPT.

It’s been almost a year and a half since OpenAI released its large language model-driven ChatGPT and about one year after Google unveiled its Bard AI language model to the public.

How is the competition fairing to date? Fortunately, some good data is rolling in with somewhat surprising results.

First up is a new global survey from Real Research Media that shows 77.3% of 10,000 user respondents have used AI-powered chatbots, with 21% saying they’ve used both Bard AI and ChatGPT.

The results show a close comparison between the two chatbot technologies. This from the study.

Based on the Real Research survey, we asked the respondents to rate their experience with Google’s Bard AI and ChatGPT. The results showed that 31% of respondents rated their experience with Bard as “excellent,” while 39% rated it as “good.” A further 24% rated their experience as “average,” while only 4% rated it as “below average,” and 1% rated it as “poor.”

On the other hand, 32% rated their experience with ChatGPT as “excellent,” while 37% rated it as “good.” In addition, 24% rated it as “average,” while only 4% rated it as “below average,” and 1% rated it as “poor.”

Nevertheless, the following poll asked the respondents which AI chatbot better understands contexts in queries. The results were on par: 23% said Google’s Bard AI and 30% said OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Meanwhile, 30% noted that both are equally good, and 17% noted that neither is good.

When the respondents were asked which one is most likely to generate human-like responses, a majority (31%) said ChatGPT, while 22% said Bard. 27% said both are equally likely to generate human-like responses, and 19% said none.

Overall, the Real Research study showed 43% of respondents preferred using ChatGPT while 30% preferred Google’s Bard, with another 26% having no preference.

Bard Gaining Ground

In an updated rankings list via the LMSYS Leaderboard of chatbot rankings, Bard appears to be gaining steam against ChatGPT. The list is operated by the Large Model Systems Organization, an open research group founded by the University of California, Berkeley in partnership with the University of California, San Diego and Carnegie Mellon University.

According to the list, Bard’s update to Gemini Pro large multi-language model has been a difference maker, passing Open AI’s GPT-4 on the closely-watched LMSYS list and is now the second-ranked chatbot. It has cleared GPT-4 and is closing in on GPT-Turbo which has largely been uncontested from rival chatbots in recent months.

It’s not only GPT-4 that Bard has in its crosshairs. The Google chatbot technology also bests Claude across the board, besting its Claude 2.1 and Open AI’s GPT 3.5 Turbo. The Claude AI assistant, developed by Anthropic and first released in March, 2023, has been generating interest among chatbot users over the past six months but still lags the two major AI chatbots in the LMSYS rankings.

“Google’s Bard has just made a stunning leap, surpassing GPT-4 to the SECOND SPOT on the leaderboard,” LMSYS noted in a recent X post. “Big congrats to @Google for the remarkable achievement! The race is heating up like never before! Super excited to see what’s next for Bard + Gemini Ultra release.”

LMSYS encourages chatbot users to contribute to its chatbot Arena Board Rankings. Find the list at

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