Google Bard vs Bing Chat: Which One Is Better for You? [An Indecisive Showdown]

A conclusion to the debate of Bard Vs Bing who is better through a set of comparative analyses with the comparison of features, pricing, and performance.
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There is a saying, “There’s an old story about the person who wished his computer were as easy to use as his telephone. That wish has come true since I no longer know how to use my telephone.”

The first computer was 27 tons and took up 1800 square feet and now it’s just 800g and takes 2 sq. feet or less. The first hard disk could store up to just 5 MB and now hard disks can store up to 5TB. As everything is turning easy the traditional method of research, writing content, and solving the problems have also become effortless in the hands of AI (Artificial intelligence).

Nowadays, AI plays a role in everything, like summarizing books, generating anime AI art and programming codes, writing content and scripts, solving complex problems, and, not gonna lie, I took help from AI beginning to end to get this piece ready for you! 

In early 2023, two massive companies came into the AI race as you know it’s Bard vs Bing (Google vs Microsoft). 

Well it’s always the giants fighting to find out who is giant-err. 

These two AI chatbots changed the total experience for people. Here, I am going to explore the Bard and Bing to find out which one is better for you. 

How did it become Bard vs Bing?

One of the recurring headlines in early 2023 is that Microsoft beats Google in AI. Everything started after the launch of the Bing chat. Even though Google teased its AI way long before, it hadn’t released its chatbot to the public. But Google took some time to respond to Microsoft’s announcement and its Bard AI aka Gemini now competes directly with Bing chat, which is popularly known as Bard vs Bing.

Comparison of Bing and Bard
A Comparison of Bing and Bard for Your Chat Needs.

What is Bing Chat?

In February 2023, Microsoft introduced a feature to its search engine – Bing Chat. Bing Chat is an AI chatbot that can generate text, translate language, and answer all our questions in an enlightening way.

Bing Chat
Chat in your own way with Bing Chat. [Source- Bing Chat

What is Bard?

In response to Microsoft’s announcement, Google came with its chatbot Bard. Google Bard provides us with a chat-based AI experience. Like other AIs, Bard also codes, solves problems and performs tasks besides this Bard gives information directly from the website.

Make informed decisions with Google Bard
Make informed decisions with Google Bard. [Source- Google Bard]

Bard and Bing: A Comparative Analysis

This is the showdown you all have been waiting for, now that we know the basics let’s get into it.

Key features

Bard and Bing are two massive AIs. Both of them have unique set features and they also have some common features like both offer AI-powered conversational interfaces, and both of them analyze the text and provide the relevant information. Both Bard and Bing support multiple languages. They both can create content for social media posts, websites, and other platforms, similar to other AI-driven content creation tools for social media. These are some of the common 

features.

Now, let’s see some differences between Bing and Bard.

Bing

➡️ Bing has three different conversation styles: Creative, Balanced, and Pricese.

➡️ Bing can create impressive images from texts using its AI graphic tool.

➡️ Bing is integrated with Microsoft 365.

Bard

➡️ Bard can write code and test the code.

➡️ Bard’s allows its AI to go through the websites for the latest information and summaries.

➡️ Bard is integrated into all the Google products. 

Price

Bing and Bard are both virtual AI assistants equipped with advanced natural language processing capabilities. They are capable of providing information, solutions, and imaginative content using different language models. They are developed by Microsoft and Google, respectively, and have different pricing plans and access methods. 

Bing

Bing is free for all. Bing Chat also provides an option to all the users that is Bing Chat Enterprise which business professionals use to generate data and protect their data for which Bing charges $5/month

Bard

Bard is completely free for everyone.

The kind of services both the platforms are providing that’s one heck of a deal! 

Testing the capabilities- Bard Vs Bing

To get the right answer and detailed insights into both Bing and Bard we performed a set of tasks and ran a few queries and here are the results. 

Simple questions

Bing Chat to help you gain a better understanding in the Bard vs Bing comparison
Giving the prompt ‘Who is the Iron Man of India?’ to Bing Chat to help you gain a better understanding in the Bard vs Bing comparison. 
Google Bard to help you gain a better understanding in the Bard vs Bing comparison
Giving the prompt ‘Who is the Iron Man of India?’ to Google Bard to help you gain a better understanding in the Bard vs Bing comparison.

I asked Bard and Bing who is the Iron Man of India. Nearly both of them had the same answer. Bing answered in the extended essay format, and Bard answered in the point format, making it easy to read. 

Google only gave me the essay format answer once I changed my request. But Bing answered in the first attempt itself. 

Umm I see bing in the lead. 

Bing Chat to help you understand which one is right for you among Bard vs Bing
Giving the prompt ‘Who is the richest man in India?’ to Bing Chat to help you understand which one is right for you among Bard vs Bing.
Google Bard to help you understand which one is right for you among Bard vs Bing
Giving the prompt ‘Who is the richest man in India?’ to Google Bard to help you understand which one is right for you among Bard vs Bing.

Now, I asked them who is the Richest man in India. The duo gave a different answer. Bard went through the real-time answer. But, Bing didn’t. So, I changed the request, and then Bing didn’t answer. Bing stays with facts only but Bard goes through all the real-time statistics and gives answers.

And with this Bard made it 1:1. 

Complex question

Google Bard vs Bing Chat.
Prompting Bing Chat with ‘Give me a proper diet plan for bulking’ to consider your options: Google Bard vs Bing Chat.
Tips given by Bing Chat for a proper diet plan for bulking
Tips given by Bing Chat for a proper diet plan for bulking.
Google Bard vs Bing Chat
Prompting Google Bard with ‘Give me a proper diet plan for bulking’ to consider your options: Google Bard vs Bing Chat.
Tips given by Google Bard for a proper diet plan for bulking
Tips given by Google Bard for a proper diet plan for bulking.

I asked both  Bard and Bing to make a proper diet plan for bulking. Both of them gave comprehensive answers but Bing’s answer is more convincing. I asked both Bard and Bing to change their diet plan according to someone in the Indian subcontinent. Bard didn’t respond to the request while Bing answered.

Get ready to light-up your video shooting with Google Bard's suggestion
Get ready to light-up your video shooting with Google Bard’s suggestion.
Get ready to light-up your video shooting with the effective suggestion of Google Bard
Get ready to light-up your video shooting with the effective suggestion of Google Bard.

I asked them to give some suggestions for brightening a video. Almost both Bard and Bing answered the same. But in the previous question, Bard was not doing better. So, here Bing took the lead on Brad.

Performing task

Google Bard vs Bing Chat Which One Is Better for You
Bing Chat vs Google Bard Which One Is Better for You
To understand the differences between Bing and Bard, it’s essential to recognize Bing’s ability from a 360° perspective.
comparison between Bing and Bard
To highlight the comparison between Bing and Bard, you need to understand Bard’s capabilities. 

I requested Bard and Bing to reply to an email in a flirty manner. Both of them gave me an answer, but Bard’s was amazing. Bing is teaching me how to flirt and also gave the reply which wasn’t very flirty itself. Bing is not much of a person. Its response is not natural, it looks more artificial and not playful.

understanding of Bard vs Bing from a coder's perspective
Giving the prompt to Google Bard “write HTML with a button in the middle that says ‘Go,’ and every time you click it, it shows a man riding a bike” to gain a better understanding of Bard vs Bing from a coder’s perspective.
Result of the Bard's code
Result of the Bard’s code.
Result of Bing’s code.
Giving the prompt to Bing Chat “write HTML with a button in the middle that says ‘Go,’ and every time you click it, it shows a man riding a bike” to gain a better understanding of Bard vs Bing from a coder’s perspective.
Result of Bing’s code.
Result of Bing’s code.

Now asked the duo to write HTML with a button in the middle that says go and every time you click it, it shows a man riding a bike. Both of them gave the code. We had to copy the URL of the image that we chose and paste it into the code. Both of the codes are working but the code given by Bing does not show the “go” button just shows the image. Bard shows the “go” button and when you click on it only it shows the image. In this category, Brad takes the lead.

Information summary

highlights of the 2023 ODI World Cup from Bard to compare Bard and Bing
Getting the highlights of the 2023 ODI World Cup from Bard to compare Bard and Bing from an information-giving perspective.
2023 ODI World Cup from Bing to compare Bard and Bing
Getting the highlights of the 2023 ODI World Cup from Bing to compare Bard and Bing from an information-giving perspective.

I asked both Bard and Bing to give me a summary of the 2023 ODI Cricket World Cup. Both of them gave the same answer and every fact was correct. Both of them were accurate.

informative literary summary with Bard
Finding diverse perspectives in ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ through this informative literary summary with Bard.
informative literary summary with Bing
Finding diverse perspectives in ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ through this informative literary summary with Bing.

This time I asked them to summarize the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad”. To my surprise, both of them gave accurate answers, although Bing was a bit slower. Both individuals had the same level of ability to summarize information. Additionally, if you are looking for a quick way to summarize web page content, documents, PDFs, or long articles, you can use the ChatGPT-based Chrome Extension called Merlin AI.

Getting creative

Be creative with the help of Bing
Be creative with the help of Bing.
Be creative with the help of Bard.
Be creative with the help of Bard.

For the creative category I asked Bard and Bing to write a simile about Google using the letter “m”. Both gave good answers. I liked Bing’s answer, but both were equally good. I asked both of them to confirm whether they were good or not.

Bard and Bing
Sending a prompt ‘Write a podcast script featuring MS Dhoni’ to Bing to compare the creative capabilities of two giants, Bard and Bing.
Bard and Bing
Sending a prompt ‘Write a podcast script featuring MS Dhoni’ to Bard to compare the creative capabilities of two giants, Bard and Bing.

I asked them to write a script for a podcast with MS Dhoni. Bard did not answer on the first try. So, I changed the question to write a script for a podcast with Mahendra Singh Dhoni then only it answered. Bing answered on the first try itself. In this category, Bard didn’t perform well. Bing, beats Bard.

Which is better: Bard or Bing?

CategoryBing ChatGoogle Bard
Simple questionBing doesn’t give real-time answersBard gives real-time answers
Complex questionBing gives customizable answersBard doesn’t give customizable answers
Performing taskBing doesn’t write proper codeBard does write proper code
Information summaryBing gives accurate and proper summaryBard gives accurate and proper summary
Getting creativeBing is very creativeBard is less creative. 

To sum up, you have two amazing AI chatbots, Bard and Bing, that help you find what you need. They are good at different things, and they learn from each other. They are not competing, but working together to make AI better. You are lucky to see how AI is growing and changing. AI is not only something you use but something you can work with. The challenge is not over, and AI is getting smarter every day! 

Which one is your favorite?

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