ChatGPT is taking the world by storm. Launched in November 2022, the text-generating and query-answering system, whose usage is still free, became an overnight sensation and the tech world’s biggest muse after the metaverse.
The generative chatbots are already threatening to overturn how we write articles, code, and everyday communications. And now, Big Tech wants a piece of the action. The AI-powered natural language processing tool that’s still in its research and feedback-collection stage is facing competition from technology giant firms Google, Meta, Amazon, and Microsoft pursuing similar projects. But do any present a challenge to ChatGPT? Here are some of the most interesting ChatGPT competitors emerging in 2023.
ChatGPT, the short form for “Chat-based Generative Pre-trained Transformer,” is a large language model chatbot based on GPT-3 that’s been “taught” billions of words from the internet. The conversational artificial intelligence (AI)-powered tool is designed to understand, respond to, and generate text based on user input.
ChatGPT is so dynamic that it can handle large amounts of data and complex conversations with great accuracy and intelligence compared to your regular chatbot system. Should everything remain constant, ChatGPT is poised to become more impressive, mainly as the developers feed it with more data and develop more profound algorithms. As AI progresses, using chatbots like ChatGPT could end up with more intelligent conversations, similar to conversing with another human being.
Generative AI models are becoming more popular as they scour every shred of data available on the web and use those outputs to train AI programs to generate output. These models have entirely transformed the AI game by taking assistive technologies to new levels, introducing new capabilities to nontechnical subjects, and reducing application development time.
More generative AI chatbots pledge to make 2023 an exciting year as business developers proceed cautiously to deliver better products. While ChatGPT is still trending only a few months after its launch, several other generative AI systems are emerging. The new entrants are promising large-scale, deeper learning models trained to cover many more topics, a broader range of use cases, and more fine-tuned results.
The result will be pushing this emerging technology into never-before-imagined realms of creativity as individual and business uses abound. We’re already seeing generative AI functions spread into areas like marketing and sales, operations, IT/engineering, risk, legal, and research and development. The best thing about having options is that they introduce alternative features addressing other use cases besides improving on the limitations of existing ones.
ChatSonic API is a new pre-trained dialogue generation model designed for multi-turn conversations integrated with Google for better results on any topic. The advanced chatbot, designed by Writesonic, delivers real-time data, voice searches, and images, and offers a fast turnaround on content requirements based on your input. ChatSonic brings a wide array of knowledge and conversations and never forgets a user’s conversations.
The advanced AI chatbot by Writesonic can create content requirements using input from blogs, long-form articles or Facebook ad copy. The tool is trained to deliver conversational responses, making it an excellent tool for customer service operations. ChatSonic can be integrated with Google to provide hyper-relevant, factual, up-to-date content on any given topic. It also provides options such as the persona mode, which can transform into at least 16 diverse personas allowing users to personalize their chat experience.
Bard, powered by Google’s Language Model for Dialog Applications (LaMDA) is another emerging alternative to ChatGPT that is pre-trained with over 1.56 trillion words and presents with over 137 billion parameters. LaMDA comes with the best NLP (Natural Language Processing) features and is carefully fine-tuned on three metrics: quality, safety, and groundedness.
The AI-powered tool is designed to take natural language input to generate content-aware responses that are natural and coherent. Moreover, it uniquely responds to follow-up questions, making it a good ChatGPT alternative.
Bard is currently in the testing phase in Google’s AI test kitchen. Alphabet shares took a dip in February when their chatbot gave inaccurate information in a promotional ad. Is Google rushing out their ChatGPT competitor a little too quickly?
Microsoft has invested in ChatGPT’s creator, OpenAI, for years. When ChatGPT saw huge success, Microsoft doubled down with a $10 billion investment in OpenAI.
More recently, Microsoft leveraged this partnership to release their own generative AI product - Bing AI. Bing AI is designed to introduce more accuracy, efficiency, and higher speeds. The tool is built on an OpenAI language model platform that is purportedly superior to ChatGPT and GPT-3.
Microsoft Bing AI utilizes key lessons and advancements from the existing Bing to guarantee even better results. The firm plans to integrate the new tool with the Edge browser by introducing AI capabilities dubbed “chat” and “Compose.”Microsoft’s AI tool is also getting a lot of negative press for some very troubling responses. It doesn’t seem like Bing AI is quite ready for public use yet either, but a limited version is currently available at no cost as the more comprehensive one is awaited.
Regarded as the GPT-3 killer, Chinchilla is a project of Deepmind that offers several features and advantages over ChatGPT. It comes with at least 70 billion parameters and is based on a transformer model resembling GPT-3 and BERT – it’s been shown to outperform ChatGPT on the math MMLU data set. Chinchilla is, therefore, ideal for users interested in creating more sophisticated AI art, writing tasks, and search engines.
While it is three times bigger than GPT-3, Chinchilla is still a relatively new product, and interested users must contact Deepmind for access.
Amazon’s Codewhisperer is designed to give developers an alternative way to identify, understand and debug code issues. The tool uses natural language processing and complex machine learning algorithms to review code and identify patterns and errors and offers an in-depth analysis of a code’s action. Codewhisperer can integrate potential bug and performance issues alongside advice for solutions, thereby reducing the time and effort required to respond to issues.
Amazon Codewhisperer is a particularly interesting tool for developers, especially considering the many use cases developers have found for ChatGPT. It also integrates with other development tools like GitHub. Amazon Codewhisperer is still in review and available free of charge to developers.
ChatGPT is extremely popular at the moment, but it isn’t without some flaws. The underlying software behind all of these generative AI tools also isn’t anything really groundbreaking. While ChatGPT was the first to gain mainstream success, it's still too early to know whether a ChatGPT competitor could dethrone them. Regardless, generative AI is poised to change how organizations make information available and complete simple tasks. Gigster currently offers ChatGPT integration support for enterprises looking to add some of these efficiencies to their organization on a larger scale.