Comparing AI Platforms & Features 

AI platforms have become game-changers for many businesses. Three emerging AI platforms have made doing business more productive, efficient and innovative. OpenAI’s Chat GPT, Microsoft’s CoPilot, and Google’s Gemini (formally Bard) have reshaped the way humans and computers interact. While each platform has robust power to revolutionize workflow, each has its unique strengths, limitations and applications.   Let’s compare these three platforms in terms of features, specialties and usage so that your organization can choose which may be best for the tasks you hope to accomplish.

Chat GPT 

Created by OpenAI in November 2022, Chat GPT is the most popular AI chatbot, boasting over 100 million users within two months of its introduction to the public and 1.8 billion visitors a month.  This wildly popular AI platform excels in content creation and has advanced language capabilities. Chat GPT can understand and respond to natural language queries with extremely relevant responses.  Chat GPT is considered a “freemium model” and is based on GPT (generative pre-trained transformer). The Chat GPT 3.5 version is free for registered users with data from January 2022 and over 175 billion parameters. Chat GPT 4.0 has more current data (April 2023) and is the premium version costing $20 per month. This version boasts 100 trillion parameters or variables that make it more likely to give an accurate response. In terms of use, Chat GPT is known as a user-friendly interface with easily accessible accounts.  While Chat GPT is well known for expertly mimicking human conversations and creating content for writing needs, it also has other features that draw users to the platform. Some of the features, strengths and limitations users should be aware of include: 

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Google Gemini (formerly Bard) 

Google’s chatbot Bard is currently undergoing multiple upgrades and is based on Palm 2 (Pathways Language Model). It even received a new name - Google Gemini. Bard was initially released in early February 2023 to a select group of “trusted users” and then widely released to the public by the end of that month.  Like other generative AI, Gemini offers a comprehensive understanding of queries through user prompts but it also offers multimodal capabilities with the ability to understand written, audio, and visual input such as text, images, audio, and speech. Additionally, it provides an accurate text summary which is extremely valuable for workplaces that rely on long text and documents.  For IT departments and professionals, Gemini offers minimal coding capabilities similar to Chat GPT. As for ease of use, it is known for providing speedy answers as well as the ability to create presentations, storytelling and topic detection.  Gemini’s featured strengths include:

MicrosoftMicrosoft’s Copilot 

Formerly known as Bing Chat AI, Microsoft’s Copilot launched in a limited capacity in February 2023 and has been publicly available since November 2023. Newly named, Copilot delivers more current information and links to sources.  At this early stage of its release, Copilot is free to use but (as of this writing) is limited to five responses on a single conversation and 2,000 characters in a prompt. Most users find it easy to use the interface and enjoy the visual features that are a prominent part of the platform.  Some of the strengths of the features of the Copilot platform include:  For those who use Teams at work for video conferencing and communicating, the new Copilot experience is an improved version of the Copilot app in Teams that you may have used before (formerly known as Microsoft 365 Chat). It offers the same functionality and content access as the current app but with additional benefits, including:   Do you need help navigating the new landscape of generative AI? Let our team help you find the platform that fits your needs and work environment. Contact us online, call us at (978) 219-9752, or visit us at Mill 58 on Pulaski Street in Peabody.