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ChatGPT vs Bing Copilot

Brian N. Siegelwax

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One is more user “friendly” than the other….

It was obvious when ChatGPT was first released publicly that the information it was trained on was a bit outdated. In contrast, I noticed that Copilot seems to be surfing the web in real time. Well, I’m on the web; I wonder what it “knows” about me. And, in fairness, I’ve been on the web for a while; I wonder what ChatGPT “knows” about me.

I used ChatGPT first, so let’s first see what ChatGPT had to say.

ChatGPT

I’m sorry, but I couldn’t find any information on an individual named Brian Siegelwax in my training data, which goes up until September 2021. It’s possible that he is a private individual or not widely known in public sources. If you have more context or details about who Brian Siegelwax is, I might be able to provide more information based on the information available up to my knowledge cutoff date.

My fault for asking. That humble pie sure tasted sour.

But now let’s see what Copilot had to say.

Bing Copilot

Brian N. Siegelwax is an independent Quantum Algorithm Designer¹²³. He is known for his contributions to the field of quantum computing, particularly in the design of quantum algorithms¹². He has evaluated numerous quantum computing frameworks, platforms, and utilities, and has shared his insights and findings through his writings¹.

Siegelwax is also an author and has written books such as “Dungeons & Qubits” and “Choose Your Own Quantum Adventure”². He regularly writes on Medium about various topics related to quantum computing¹. His work includes practical applications of quantum computing, reviews of quantum computing products, and discussions on quantum computing concepts¹.

You can find more about his work on his [Medium page](¹^) and [GitHub profile](²^).

Source: Conversation with Bing, 10/19/2023
(1) Brian N. Siegelwax — Medium. https://bsiegelwax.medium.com/.
(2) bsiegelwax (Brian N. Siegelwax) · GitHub. https://github.com/bsiegelwax.
(3) Quantum Computing is NOT hard. — Medium. https://medium.com/the-modern-scientist/quantum-computing-is-not-hard-3f7e4c707c6.
(4) Brian N. Siegelwax — Medium. https://bsiegelwax.medium.com/.
(5) bsiegelwax (Brian N. Siegelwax) · GitHub. https://github.com/bsiegelwax.
(6) undefined. https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-siegelwax.
(7) undefined. https://twitter.com/BSiegelwax?s=09.
(8) undefined. https://medium.com/.

So, not only is Copilot more informative, but it also includes citations.

Conclusion

I like one of these just a little better than the other one. Can you guess which one?

Of course, we have to acknowledge that just because Copilot surfs the web doesn’t mean all its information is accurate. But ChatGPT was trained on misinformation, as well. If both are going to be error-prone, you might as well at least choose the one with current information, at least some of which will be accurate.

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