Last Updated on March 23, 2023 by Larious
When the world felt ChatGPT was the sole ruler of the AI world, Google opened up Bard AI for early access. Yes, we expected Google to come up with an answer to ChatGPT; we expected this to be slower.
Now that Google has officially opened up Bard AI for early access, you should give it a try. But, before preparing to try the Bard AI, let’s check out what it’s and how it differs from its rival ChatGPT.
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What is Google Bard or Bard AI?
Google Bard is an AI Chatbot, very similar to ChatGPT. The only difference is that Google Bard uses Google’s Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA), whereas ChatGPT is based on GPT-3 or the recently launched GPT-4 (ChatGPT Plus).
Google Bard was trained on datasets based on internet content; hence it has a bit more edge over ChatGPT, which relies on datasets until 2021.
Google Bard can search the web in real-time, grab information from websites and come up with suitable answers; the things that ChatGPT can’t do because its sources ended in 2021.
ChatGPT vs. Google Bard: Which is Better?
The answer to this question depends on your needs. And it’s still early to compare because GPT-4 is still not free, whereas Google Bard is still very new.
According to the sources that used Google Bard, the AI tool is built for dialog, whereas ChatGPT is built for text functions. This means Google Bard can effectively understand the intent of the questions asked by the users and can come up with a response.
Bard’s answers are expected to mimic human speech, but now, it can only handle the US English language inputs and outputs. Also, unlike ChatGPT, Google Bard can’t code or generate images (GPT-4).
Simply put, LamDA was trained to have more open-ended conversations with the users, whereas GPT-3 can understand a wide range of text inputs and can write large amounts of text.
GPT-3 and GPT-4 have the text-based advantage because they are trained to fetch text from the books, articles, and documents from the web collected up until 2021.
How to Sign Up For Google Bard Now?
Now that Google has officially opened up early access to its Bard AI, you should sign up and use it.
But you should note a few things before signing up for Google Bard AI. First, Google Bard is available as early access online in the US and UK.
Second, even if you live in the US or UK, you must join the waitlist before accessing Google Bard.
How to Access Google Bard AI?
If you live in any other country other than US or UK, you will have to use VPN apps for PC to access the website. However, you can easily join the waitlist once you can access the website. Here’s what you need to do.
1. First, connect to a VPN app (US & UK only) if needed. Next, open your web browser and visit this web address: http://bard.google.com/
2. On the Bard Experiment page, click the Join waitlist button.
3. You will be asked to sign in to your Google Account.
4. Next, on the Join the Bard waitlist screen, check the ‘opt-in to receive email updates‘ option and click the ‘Yes, I’m in‘ button.
5. After joining the waitlist, you will see a success message like this. Click on the ‘Got it‘ button to continue.
That’s it! That’s how easy it is to join the Google Bard waitlist. We have joined the waitlist by connecting to a US VPN server using ProtonVPN.
After joining the waitlist, you need to check your email address regularly. Within a few days, you will have access to Google Bard AI. Meanwhile, you can use ChatGPT 4 for free, launched a few days ago. Or else, you can use the best ChatGPT alternatives to satisfy your AI chatbot needs.
So, this guide is about signing up for Google Bard. If you need more help accessing Google Bard AI, let us know in the comments. Also, if the article helped you, share it with your friends.