Google Gemini vs ChatGPT 2024

Anna Oneal
March 28, 2023
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Remember back in late 2022? That's when ChatGPT burst onto the scene, and everyone was buzzing about this new AI that could chat, translate languages, and even write different kinds of creative content. Well, as you might guess with the tech world moving at lightning speed, other big companies weren't going to just sit back and watch.

In March of 2023, Google threw its hat in the ring with Bard AI, designed to compete with ChatGPT. Since then, Bard has gotten a makeover and a new name – it's now called Gemini, and it even has a paid version with some extra features. So, which AI assistant should you choose? Let's break down the key differences between ChatGPT and Gemini.

The biggest difference is under the hood. ChatGPT and Gemini use totally different things to power their brains. ChatGPT relies on a family of language models called GPT (think GPT-3.5 for free and GPT-4 for paid). Gemini, on the other hand, uses something called Gemini Pro in the free version and bumps it up to Gemini Ultra for the paid tier.

Here's another important difference: the information they use to learn. ChatGPT gets trained on a massive dataset of text and code, but that data isn't exactly fresh. Think of it like studying from old textbooks – sure, there's a lot to learn, but the world keeps spinning! Gemini, on the other hand, is like the ultimate cram student – it gets updated info all the time, plus it can access and process information from the real world through Google search. That means you're getting the latest and greatest whenever you use Gemini.

How they respond to your questions is another area where they differ. ChatGPT is a bit like a one-answer kind of friend. You ask a question, you get a response. Gemini's more like a friend who likes to brainstorm. It gives you a few different options to choose from, letting you pick the answer that best fits your needs. Plus, if you're not feeling any of the options, you can even edit Gemini's responses after the fact – something you can't do with ChatGPT.

Here's where things get fun: fancy features! Both the paid versions of these AI tools can whip up images for you – pretty cool, right? But Gemini has another trick up its sleeve – it can actually read its responses to you out loud. That's a handy feature if you're on the go and want to listen instead of read.

Overall, when it comes to raw power, Gemini seems to have the edge, especially in the free version. It offers more up-to-date information, lets you pick your perfect response, and has some cool bonus features. But hey, the best AI tool for you depends on what you need it for. So why not take both for a spin and see which one you chat with best?

If you're interested in learning more about the nitty-gritty details of the different language models that power these AI assistants, check out here

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