4 things Claude AI can do that ChatGPT can’t

4 things Claude AI can do that ChatGPT can't

ChatGPT vs Claude: A Chatbot Battle

Chatbot Race

ChatGPT has been hailed as the best artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot available. Powered by GPT-3.5, a large language model (LLM), ChatGPT held the title for being the largest and most powerful until GPT-4 came along. However, access to GPT-4 is exclusive to ChatGPT Plus subscribers, who pay a monthly fee of $20.

The success of ChatGPT triggered a wave of AI chatbot launches from other companies, including Microsoft’s Bing AI, Google’s Bard, and Anthropic’s Claude. These chatbots now compete for attention in the ever-growing chatbot market.

Anthropic, a safety and research company dedicated to AI, recently released the latest version of its AI chatbot, Claude 2.0. It quickly became apparent that Claude possesses some advantages over ChatGPT. Let’s delve into the four things that make Claude stand out:

1. Read, Analyze, and Summarize Uploaded Files

One significant advantage Claude has over ChatGPT is its ability to handle uploaded files. By clicking the attachment button or simply dragging and dropping, users can upload up to five files at a time, each up to 10MB in size.

When a user uploads a file without further instructions, Claude automatically summarizes it. But that’s not all. The chatbot also learns from the uploaded document, enabling it to maintain context throughout the conversation. With this context in mind, users can ask Claude specific questions related to the document, even if they were not addressed in the summary. For instance, if a medical study is added to the conversation, Claude will comprehend its contents, allowing users to ask detailed queries like the study’s intent or specific results.

Claude can handle various file formats, including Word documents, PDFs, .txt, and .csv. However, it cannot process Excel spreadsheets directly. The workaround is converting them to PDFs before uploading them to Claude for summarization.

2. Process More Words with Context

Claude 2.0 boasts an impressive 100K tokens, allowing for longer input and output compared to ChatGPT. This substantial capacity means that users can enter approximately 75,000 words for each prompt.

Context plays a vital role in fine-tuning the responses generated by language models. With ample context, AI chatbots can deliver more accurate and nuanced language. In simpler terms, context provides background information that helps the chatbot make better sense of the ongoing conversation. It could refer to prior chats, user preferences, or any relevant information that lends context to the discussion. By employing a larger context, Claude is capable of generating more precise responses than ChatGPT.

This feature empowers Claude to parse and summarize lengthy documents such as scientific studies, medical reports, and books. Moreover, Claude can generate long texts consisting of several thousand words, thanks to its extensive contextual understanding.

3. Provide Information Past 2021

Claude’s training is based on data up until December 2022, with some knowledge of events that occurred in early 2023. In contrast, ChatGPT relies on training data up to September 2021. While neither chatbot has access to the internet, Claude is equipped with more recent information, allowing it to keep up with the latest developments. For example, Claude would know about Apple’s product launches in 2022 and the specifications of the Galaxy S23 smartphone lineup released in February 2023.

In addition to handling files, Claude also has the ability to process links and provide summaries of their contents. Users can drop a link into the chat and prompt Claude to generate a summary. However, it’s worth noting that Claude sometimes hallucinates content when presented with a link. In fact, approximately one-third of the time, the generated summary may contain major inaccuracies.

An interesting experiment involved providing Claude with a link to a Wall Street Journal article. The chatbot’s summary derived from just the link exhibited significant hallucinations compared to the summary generated when the full-text was accessed using a subscription. This raises concerns about the accuracy of link summaries and the possibility of bypassing paywalls, potentially infringing on copyright laws.

While this feature has room for improvement, Anthropic could capitalize on it by refining the summarization process while respecting paywalls and copyright restrictions.

Chatbot Showdown: Claude vs ChatGPT

To summarize, ChatGPT and Claude are both powerful AI chatbots, each with its own strengths and capabilities. Claude excels at handling large texts and documents, offering users the convenience of document summarization and contextual understanding. On the other hand, ChatGPT’s popularity and its access to GPT-4 appeal to those seeking a general-purpose AI chatbot.

When selecting an AI chatbot, it’s important to consider the specific requirements and adjust accordingly. Claude and ChatGPT cater to different needs, and knowing their strengths can help users navigate various scenarios and choose the most suitable chatbot for the task at hand.