ChatGPT has impressed everyone with its conversational AI and dynamic content generation abilities. A text prompt is all it needs to generate different forms of content. At its core, ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) is a language model-based chatbot developed by Open AI that leverages specialized algorithms to find patterns within data sequences. The latest version, GPT 4, is a multimodal large language model which can mimic human-like speech & reasoning. Latest update has also introduced a code interpreter that can alter images and videos, extract text from images, modify audio, and write codes.
Right from providing suggestions to drive a plot forward, curating creative content, to offering information on a range of topics, ChatGPT serves as a dynamic tool in a writer’s arsenal. It's like a brainstorming partner that's available round the clock and is all about leveraging AI to craft stories better.
While ChatGPT continues to make waves across sectors, it does have a few limitations. ChatGPT on the free plan uses the outdated GPT 3.5 model and does not have access to the internet. And as a result, the insights it provides are limited to the cutoff date of September 2021.
Moreover, internet access is required to get the most relevant and up-to-date information for brainstorming, text development, and content repurposing.
Let's delve deep and discuss some of the best ChatGPT alternatives for bloggers and publishers.
Bard is Google's response to the AI revolution, which is quickly emerging as the most disruptive technology of the century. The initial release of Google Bard received a mixed response. However, because of how quickly this technology is evolving, Google revealed a range of enhancements at Google I/O 2023.
Based on Google’s LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) technology, Google Bard has real-time access to the internet when compared to Chat GPT. The latest update, which allows information on uploading images has amazed everyone! Bard's initial version made use of the LaMDA LLM while a recent variation uses PaLM 2. The new PaLM 2 model improves creative writing, coding abilities, math problem-solving, and has support for 40 other languages in addition to Japanese and Korean. Google Bard is free to use which makes it our first pick as an alternative.
The Microsoft Bing Chat uses the OpenAI GPT-4 model similar to ChatGPT Plus. However, it is free for everyone unlike ChatGPT Plus’ $ 20 per month fee. Unlike ChatGPT which is limited to text outputs only, Microsoft’s Bing Chat can also generate images. It previously generated images using the Dall-E model but now uses Microsoft Designer. It also allows you to upload an image input and can answer questions about the image for you.
Microsoft Bing Chat has free multimodal capabilities and is more accurate than ChatGPT, with a much more user-friendly user interface.
The GPT-4 version is free to use currently only in Microsoft Bing Chat.
Claude AI also uses the language model LaMDA, from Google. Trained from massive data and code sets, Claude AI is powerful for creating creative and captivating content, with factual accuracy. Claude can process over 75,000 words making it easier to work with lengthy reports, long-form content, and transcripts.
Compared to Chat GPT, Claude AI includes information from the real world, meaning it is more current and advanced. Coding experience is better suited with Claude AI than Chat GPT.
Claude Instant costs $0.0465 per 1,000 words plus a $100 setup fee, whereas Claude costs $0.0795 per 1,000 words plus a $200 setup fee.
Perplexity AI also uses the GPT-3 language by default, based on a huge number of datasets, text and codes. In comparison to ChatGPT, it is faster in prompts and has access to real-time information with a larger context window, meaning it can take more information than ChatGPT. The new GPT-4 copilot feature allows a more personalized experience by helping users solve problems efficiently, be more creative and write codes more quickly.
Free plan: This plan allows you to ask up to 100 questions per month.
Pro plan: This plan allows you to ask unlimited questions per month and gives you access to Copilot. It costs $20 per month or $200 per year.
Enterprise plan: This plan is designed for businesses and organizations. It offers custom pricing and features.
OpenAI GPT Playground is a powerful tool for generating creative content. It is still under development, but can still curate useful content. The GPT-3 language model is not the only one supported by OpenAI GPT Playground. It allows users to select from a variety of language models. Users can also train the model on their own datasets. If someone wants to rely substantially on AI, the GPT playground is a good place to start.
The user interface of OpenAI GPT Playground can look intimidating at first but it offers better control over the output compared to ChatGPT and it can also provide multiple responses to a single prompt. OpenAI GPT Playground is free to use and is available to everyone. ,It uses tokens to generate an output and one has to purchase a subscription to get more tokens.
Starter plans for OpenAI GPT Playground cost $0.025; Pro plans cost $0.015; and Enterprise plans have customized pricing.
The Enterprise plan includes unique tokens and configurable plans. The Starter plan offers 10,000 tokens each month, while the Pro package plan offers 100,000 tokens per month.
Powered by the GPT-4 language model, on a massive dataset of text & code, ChatSonic allows translation of the text, generation of text prompts, writing creative content, generating ideas and mostly, generating images as well! It can also give you writing suggestions and check your written content for grammatical errors and typos. ChatSonic also offers personality avatars which help get answers from the perspective of the avatar used.
It saves time because you no longer need to type everything manually, you can give a voice command to it as well. ChatSonic can create visuals and AI-generated art like paintings, 3D models, and sketches and can also respond to voice commands in voice/text. ChatSonic has a 10,000-word limit on the free trial while ChatGPT is free to use.
Free Trial: This plan allows you to generate up to 10,000 words per month for free and uses GPT-3.5 model
Long-Form: This plan allows you to generate unlimited words using the ChatGPT-3.5 model for $16 per month.
Business Plan: This plan allows you to generate 200,000 words at $12.67 per month. This plan offers the ability to switch between GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 models.
Enterprise Plan: Custom plan, offers custom AI training, Custom API development, and premium support.
Poe, or Platform for Open Exploration, is still under development, but it is a new AI Chatbot introduced by Quora powered by the GPT-4 model. While using Poe you have the option to use different models in a single app which offers much better flexibility compared to the other otpions on the list. You can also create a custom bot on Poe powered by your own dataset. The user-friendly interface adds another plus point along with the multiple response options.
The subscription service sign-up is only available through the mobile app and costs $20 a month, with a discounted yearly fee of $200.
Jasper Chat is powered by the GPT-4 language model and creates a seamless content creation experience. It is pre-trained on massive data and code sets with 50+ ready-made templates like AIDA (Attention, Interest, Desire, and Action) or PAS (Problem, Agitate, Solution) templates used for copywriting, Google ads templates, how-tos, listicles, YouTube video description and many others with a complete human-like response.
Compared to chat GPT, Jasper AI is more niche-related and curates content that is more specific and relevant. It can also process voice commands and is well-suited for virtual assistant applications.
If you find ChatGPT to be restrictive, these AI-powered chatbots can do a lot more. Different tools have different user experiences, templates, aesthetics and ways of communicating. Bloggers and News Publishers cna explore these ChatGPT Alternatives to help brainstorming ideas, create briefs, repurpose content and more.