Feature stories, news review, opinion & commentary on Artificial Intelligence

Chatbots on the Horizon: Unveiling the Pioneers of Conversational AI in 2023

Natural Language Processing GPT-4 ChatGPT Chatbot NLP Bard

A chatbot like Chat GPT in Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a software that simulates human conversation using natural language. It can understand and generate responses to user inputs dynamically, engage in multi-turn conversations, and is often based on transformer architectures like GPT-3 or GPT-4. These chatbots are pre-trained on large text datasets, fine-tuned for specific use, and may have APIs for integration into other systems or applications. Advanced versions may also have multimodal capabilities to process different types of data like text and images.

Google Bard:

  • Introduction: Google Bard is a conversational generative artificial intelligence chatbot powered by LaMDA, announced by Google on February 6, 2023, and initially rolled out to a select group of 10,000 "trusted testers" before a wider release.
  • Availability: By May 10, 2023, Google Bard became available without a waitlist in over 180 countries and added support for multiple languages including Japanese and Korea.
  • Features: It includes extensions that connect Bard to various Google applications like Gmail, Docs, and YouTube. Over time, new capabilities such as analyzing images and responding in various languages were added.

Microsoft Bing Chat:

  • Introduction: Bing Chat, also known as "the new Bing," is an AI chatbot developed by Microsoft and released in 2023. It's powered by the Microsoft Prometheus model built on top of OpenAI's GPT-4 foundational large language model (LLM).
  • Features: Bing Chat has been updated to provide richer, more visual answers for certain questions, with more charts and graphs, and improved formatting for text answers. It offers a full chat experience, complete answers, and features to unlock creativity.
  • Enterprise Usage: It's also tailored for enterprise use, enabling employees to get work done faster, be more creative, or support customers better, all while ensuring data protection.

Jasper Chat:

  • Introduction: Jasper Chat is developed by OpenAI as part of its GPT-3.5-turbo release, designed for generating text-based responses in a conversational setting.
  • Purpose: It's specifically tailored for business use cases such as marketing and sales, aiming to make AI more accessible to these audiences.
  • Usage: Users can employ Jasper Chat for content revision, idea generation, and more, by simply asking a question or giving it a command.


  • Introduction: Microsoft Copilot, revealed during a Microsoft Build event in May 2023, is an AI assistant feature for Microsoft 365 applications and services, and Windows, building on OpenAI’s GPT-4 large language models (LLMs).
  • Availability: It was made generally available for enterprise customers on November 1, 2023, along with Microsoft 365 Chat, to transform the way people work.
  • Integration: GitHub offered a private preview for Visual Studio 2022 and a beta to GitHub Copilot for Business users, forming a powerful AI-assistant capable of aiding developers build faster in natural language.

Writesonic's Chatsonic:

  • Introduction: Chatsonic is an AI chatbot powered by GPT-4, created as a companion app to Writesonic to simplify writing tasks for writers.
  • Features: It is an all-in-one tool with a plethora of content creation abilities, from generating factual content to realistic images, aiming to address some limitations of ChatGPT.
  • Workflow Improvement: ChatSonic can provide up-to-date information by integrating with Google search, support voice commands, and AI-generated images which can save users quite a bit of time.

These chatbots, each with their unique functionalities and focus areas, contribute to the rapidly advancing field of AI, enhancing user experience across different platforms and applications.