But soon came Bard, Bing Chat and recently, Meta's Llama (it seems Claude, touted to be better than GPT and free, is already out but limited to the US for now).
When the dilemma is whether to Chat GPT or not Chat GPT, my answer landed on Bard. The log in process is seamless with a gmail account (unlike GPT which needs email, phone number, discord handle etc). Generally Bard's answers are exhaustive, informative and include tables when you prompt for differences between X and Y and an option to Google embedded right in the chat box. Also you can modify answers, and save them into Google docs. Very handy.
Bing Chat is integrated into the Edge browser, so that's ok too, although it doesn't exactly do what Bard or GPT do (you can ask your favourite AI for the differences).
Meanwhile LlaMa seemed more intent being polite, politically correct and sensitive than being accurate. For example, I asked Lllama which players did Arsenal sign in the transfer window? To which it said, no new players have been signed. Which was not true as the club had signed three new players. When I persisted with a follow up question, 'Isn't Declan Rice already with the club' I got a gentle rap on the typing hand with 'Let's not spread rumours'. When I ventured to ask who won in the friendly with MLS, I was told that they were two different leagues and hence no match had taken place.
So I asked Bard if Llama was behind, it said yes but indicated that Llama could catch up as these models are designed to evolve.
I did manage to sign back into Chat GPT (after deleting my account a while ago), the process was painful. I'll probably stick to Bard for now.
Here are a couple of YouTube channels I find useful for keeping tabs on the AI world:
i Social You:
A world of advice for those trying Llama, be polite.