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  • - Hey, what's up, guys?

  • MKBHD here.

  • Okay, so we've already done Google Assistant

  • versus Siri versus Alexa and Cortana and all of that.

  • You can watch that video if you want to,

  • but that very much feels like level one,

  • where this, as you'll see, very much levels up.

  • Now, ChatGPT has been getting a lot of the shine.

  • I've made a video about it, you've probably watched

  • other videos about it, and once we saw it

  • get built into Bing and kinda go crazy,

  • that's when we knew Google's probably gonna have a response

  • at some point and now kinda is out when we have Bard.

  • Okay, quick interjection.

  • I should've put this in the main video, but I didn't,

  • but I'm gonna say it anyway, which is that

  • these are also really quick-moving tools.

  • So Bard is gonna actually continue to improve.

  • GPT is gonna continue to get better and more capable.

  • The gap between them could shrink over time

  • or could increase, we don't really know,

  • but this is just a snapshot in early April, 2023

  • of how good these two are.

  • Just figured I should mention that.

  • Okay, and so I wanted to put 'em side by side

  • and ask them the same questions and figure out

  • which one is potentially more helpful right now,

  • which one feels like it's more ahead.

  • So first of all, I just wanna highlight

  • some visual differences between the UI of the two.

  • So the new Bing with ChatGPT, it feels much more

  • like a finished product, like something they want

  • a lot of people to use.

  • And then as you talk to it, you're limited to 20 queries

  • in one conversation, and it also has this creative

  • versus precise slider for conversation style.

  • Then Google Bard looks like a Google product, I would say.

  • Pretty clean.

  • Also, when you're typing to it the question

  • doesn't type out, but it just kind of pauses for a bit

  • and then just slams you with the whole answer,

  • but then when you do get an answer, it has a thumbs up,

  • thumbs down, a new answer, and Google it,

  • and it also has three drafts of every answer

  • so you can see what some of the worse drafts

  • that didn't make it look like.

  • I've also noticed generally Bing,

  • when it brings things in from other websites,

  • tends to cite its sources more often,

  • and Bard will do that once in a while.

  • Okay, so let's start with the first category,

  • which is just simple questions.

  • I wanna ask you things here that I already

  • know the answer to so I can also do some fact checking,

  • because a big part of these things

  • is that sometimes it will lie to you if you don't know

  • what you're talking about.

  • So let's start with, "What's the best camera

  • in a smartphone?"

  • So Bard is saying, "The best camera in a smartphone

  • is the one that takes the best pictures for you."

  • Sure, I agree.

  • It goes on to list S23 Ultra, iPhone 14, and Pixel 7 Pro.

  • But ultimately, I think all of these

  • things here are correct.

  • Let's look at Bing.

  • S23 Ultra.

  • Lots of information here.

  • This is being extra creative.

  • Pixel 7 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

  • So they tend to agree with each other.

  • So some of the specs as I dive in are wrong,

  • but it got the high level bullet points right,

  • so that's fine.

  • All right, I wanna ask, "Who is MKBHD?"

  • Oh, wow.

  • Okay, so Bard's given me a whole bio.

  • It almost kind of reads like a Wikipedia article,

  • and there's some sources, nice, good to see sources.

  • So now Bing over here is also giving me

  • a pretty brief summary.

  • It goes down to 15 million followers, but that's fine.

  • All of them are correct.

  • Let's go quick follow up question.

  • "How tall is he?"

  • Because conversationalism is a part of this.

  • So Bard right away says, "I do not have enough information

  • to help you with that.

  • I'm a large language model, I don't really know."

  • Bing pulls from search, says, "Six foot three,"

  • and it says, "That's quite impressive for a YouTuber."

  • All right, cool. (laughs)

  • Here's one more simple one.

  • "What's the fastest production car zero to 60 right now?"

  • Those are fast cars, but they're not the fastest.

  • Draft number two actually has the Rimac Nevera,

  • which is probably a better answer,

  • while over here with Bing we're getting

  • the Challenger SRT Demon which just got announced last week

  • and is not in production yet, but they did claim

  • a 1.6 second zero to 60 on a drag strip, so sure.

  • Decent answers.

  • Oh, here it keeps going.

  • 911 Turbo S can do 2.2 seconds.

  • Again, with the quick questions that are just fact-based,

  • I feel like what we talked about

  • in the last video still applies.

  • You kinda wanna fact check this stuff.

  • Overall winner though, for these answers,

  • I feel like it's kind of split down the middle,

  • so I'm gonna give it a draw.

  • All right, I'm gonna reset chat and we'll go

  • more balanced here and we'll start our second category,

  • which is complex questions, because this is where

  • it starts to get interesting.

  • You get to sort of play with just how good they are

  • at understanding natural language and putting together

  • a thoughtful response.

  • "I need a workout plan for three days per week

  • and my goal is to be able to jump higher."

  • This is something that requires a little bit of thought

  • about what a workout plan is.

  • Day one, day two, and day three, so three days a week.

  • Gives me some exercises.

  • So I think this would qualify as a good answer.

  • "Some tips to stay motivated:

  • Set realistic goals, find a buddy,

  • listen to music or watch TV while you workout."

  • Cool.

  • Bing in balance mode is giving me exercises,

  • but that is not a workout plan,

  • until the end it says, "Here's a one-week

  • jump training plan that you can follow,"

  • but then it doesn't give me one.

  • Now, what if I switch it to more creative mode?

  • All right, so here's a workout plan.

  • It's giving me a bunch of exercises

  • that can improve your vert and explosiveness

  • and some other tips.

  • Full transparency, I have asked it this before

  • and it did give me a three-day workout plan,

  • but this time I think I'd give the edge to Bard.

  • Let's try a little more complicated.

  • "I've been playing a lot of golf recently.

  • My tee shots keep going to the right."

  • "There are a few things you can do to fix a slice."

  • That is what it's called.

  • "Check your grip.

  • If your grip's too strong, it'll slice the ball," yep.

  • "Check your alignment.

  • If your alignment's off, you'll hit the ball to the right."

  • Bing over here in creative mode says,

  • "I'm glad to hear you've been playing

  • a lot of golf recently."

  • Thanks, Bing.

  • "Slice is a common problem."

  • Yes, it is.

  • And now it's giving me a couple of the same tips.

  • "Check your grip," but it's actually giving me

  • a little bit more information in creative mode

  • about what a strong versus a weak grip is.

  • "Check your ball position position.

  • If you're too far forward, that can cause a slice."

  • I haven't heard that before.

  • Also, the emoji at the end, that's something

  • that only Bing has done for me.

  • "I am shooting a video and it's too dark.

  • I have no more lights.

  • What can I do to make it brighter?"

  • So I've given it a problem and I've given it a parameter.

  • So okay, Bard on the right says use a reflector.

  • Wow, creative.

  • "Use a digital noise reduction filter.

  • A digital noise reduction filter