My summary of Bard before using it – Bard is Google’s answer to Open AI’s Chat GpT.
How does Bard explain itself in the first minute? – The invite to try out Bard describes it as “your creative and helpful collaborator, here to supercharge your imagination, boost your productivity, and bring your ideas to life.”
I click on the call to action in the invite email, I’m directed to Bard. The first thing I see is a popup that highlights the experimental nature of Bard:
How does Bard work? – Bard feels and operates similar to Chat GpT. Was it even trained on the same data set?!
The top right hand corner of the interface offers the option to “View other drafts”:
Each draft provides a slight different answer, but based on the same information. I like that I can ask for another response to my question, which I can then view in different drafts. Struggling to compare the different drafts at a glance: Alternatively, I can Google an alternative response 🙂
Main learning point: I haven’t done a like for like comparison between Chat GpT-4, Bing AI and Bard. Such a comparison would take into account aspects such as factual accuracy, relevance of responses and the coverage of the dataset used. Instead, I just had a play with Bard, getting a feel for its usability. The ability to view alternative drafts and ask Bard for alternative responses resonated the most, as I think this capability will help improve the relevance of the data and responses generated by AI.
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