Bard is Google’s AI you can chat with. So like before, I asked it what the best relief from death anxiety is.
- Unlike Bing AI, Bard doesn’t give a list of some of its sources.
- At the moment Bard gives you a few “drafts” to choose from. I imagine if you are using it to create something, this makes it feel like more of a collaborator rather than a omniscient supercomputer. I chose draft three because I thought it was the best of the three: it was longer than draft one which was mostly a bullet point list, and it had a better summarising paragraph than draft two.
- Interestingly, unlike Bing AI, Bard directly recommends reading about death, which is something ChatGPT did too. I think this is an important inclusion.
- I feel like Bard’s summary paragraph almost understands the topic better. The summary paragraph in Bing AI’s answer made me feel like death anxiety was more of wellness issue, rather than acknowledging it as part of the human condition.
- Three drafts is a bit of a cheat. Essentially Bard gets three attempts to get it most right.
- Bard is a clever bit of marketing. A lot less clunky than “chat mode for Bing”.
Here is Bard’s response in full: