Claude vs ChatGPT (with browsing) vs ChatGPT vs Silatus: A Comparison

published on 22 May 2023

Given recent changes that make it harder to get good results from GPT-4, Claude by Anthropic might be taking the lead in the foundation LLM game. LLMSYS Org - a developer of open, scalable, and accessible AI models - rated GPT-4 just slightly ahead of Claude v1 on May 8th, 2023. 

Other recent reports from various sources indicate that ChatGPT, both with and without browsing, is starting to show signs of weakness. Sometimes it displays the wrong result. Other times it simply regurgitates what it was asked. Often, it requires multiple back and forth chat messages to get the perfect response.

There are two major problems with having to chat multiple times to get a good response:

  1. Speed: One of the benefits of ChatGPT over, say, Google is its supposed speed to appropriate response. Going back and forth with the chatbot takes time.
  2. Rate Limits: GPT-4, as of this writing, has a cap of 25 messages every 3 hours. If it takes you about 10 messages to get the right response, that means you can only have 2 to 3 conversations with the chatbot every 3 hours.

LLMSYS doesn't give many great alternatives. Their #2 ranked LLM is Claude by Anthropic, followed by another OpenAI GPT-based model. Claude is only widely available through Slack. Our LLM, Silatus AI - a specialized AI system that conducts research and encapsulated that research into a professional report - is widely available and has no rate limits when you setup an account.

Let's compare these models with a simple, yet revealing prompt. The prompt is: What are the top rock bands?

All 4 models were given the same exact prompt with punctuation on the same date (May 22nd, 2023). These were the results:

ChatGPT (w/ browsing)

The top rock bands of 2023, according to a poll by Ranker, are:

1. Metallica

2. Foo Fighters

3. Red Hot Chili Peppers

4. Green Day

5. Arctic Monkeys

6. Greta Van Fleet1.

ChatGPT (no browsing)

Determining the "top" rock bands is subjective, as it could be based on many factors like record sales, influence, longevity, critical acclaim, popularity, and so on. However, as of my last training data in September 2021, some of the most recognized rock bands globally include:

1. The Beatles: The British band is often considered the greatest and most influential rock band of all time.

2. The Rolling Stones: Another British band, known for their charismatic performances and a string of successful albums over decades.

3. Led Zeppelin: An English band known for their unique blend of hard rock and blues, which influenced many future rock and metal bands.

4. Pink Floyd: A progressive rock band noted for their concept albums and use of philosophical lyrics.

5. Queen: Famous for their anthems and frontman Freddie Mercury's vocal abilities.

6. The Who: Known for pioneering the "rock opera" with albums like Tommy and Quadrophenia.

7. U2: This Irish band is well-known for their anthemic sound and Bono's politically charged lyrics.

8. AC/DC: Australian hard rock band, widely recognized for their energetic performances.

9. Guns N' Roses: An American hard rock band who rose to fame in the late 80s and early 90s.

10. Metallica: One of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time.

11. Radiohead: Known for their experimentation and evolution across different styles of rock.

12. Nirvana: Pioneers of the grunge movement in the 90s, with a lasting influence on rock music.

These are just a few examples, and there are many more influential rock bands from different sub-genres and periods. The music landscape might have changed after 2021, and new bands may have emerged. Please verify with up-to-date sources.


Top Rock Bands: A Comprehensive Analysis

Rock and roll has been a significant cultural force since the 1950s, traditionally popular among younger adults and teenagers. Although R&B and hip-hop surpassed rock as the dominant genre in the U.S. in 2017, rock and roll remains alive and popular.

In this report, we will discuss the top rock bands based on record sales, Billboard performance, Wikipedia views, and Spotify popularity.

Key Metrics

Metrics used to identify the most popular rock bands are:

1. Record sales

2. Billboard performance

3. Wikipedia views

4. Spotify popularity

These metrics provide a comprehensive understanding of a band's popularity from the 1950s to the present. Newer bands tend to have better internet presence, while image and attitude are important factors in a band's popularity.

Top Rock Bands

The Beatles are widely considered the greatest rock band ever, with tens of thousands of people voting for them in a poll. Other top bands include Roxy Music, King Crimson, ZZ Top, Ramones, Journey, Cream, Motley Crue, Rainbow, Pearl Jam, and Marillion.

The top album sales belong to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Eagles. Metallica holds the record for most US albums sold at 63 million and has 6,464,590 annual Wikipedia views. Coldplay, Maroon 5, and Linkin Park have the most followers on Spotify.

Variety is an essential factor in being considered one of the top classic rock artists: influence, longevity, groundbreaking importance, and indelible quality are all important aspects of a lasting impact on the music industry.

The Best Rock Bands of All Time

The 30 best rock bands of all time focus on originality and influence. They span a wide range of styles including classic rock, progressive rock, punk rock, and alternative rock:

• AC/DC: Personify rock 'n' roll, creating anthemic songs.

• Pink Floyd: Influence extends beyond record sales, known for their unique sound.

• Rush: Mix of genre influences and constant evolution.

• Queen: Known for diverse talent and adapting their sound over time.

• Led Zeppelin: Considered the greatest rock band, inspired countless musicians.

Other examples include ZZ Top, King Crimson, Judas Priest, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, The Stooges, Deep Purple, Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, and Motörhead.

These bands have faced tragedy and loss (e.g., Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nirvana), experienced commercial success (e.g., Eagles, Metallica), influenced future bands and artists (e.g., The Beatles), pioneered genres (e.g., Black Sabbath), and persevered through conflicts and reunions (e.g., Guns N' Roses).


The top rock bands in history include The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Metallica, Coldplay, Maroon 5, Linkin Park, Roxy Music, King Crimson, ZZ Top, Ramones, Journey, Cream, Motley Crue, Rainbow, Pearl Jam, and Marillion.

These bands have left a lasting impact on the music industry through their influence on future artists and bands. They have endured challenges such as tragedy and loss or conflicts among band members but continued to create groundbreaking music that resonates with fans across generations.


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Claude by Anthropic

Here are typically considered to be some of the top rock bands of all time:

• The Beatles - The most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in the history of music. Hugely influential in shaping the soundtrack of the 1960s and popular music in general.

• Led Zeppelin - One of the pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal. Widely considered one of the most successful, innovative, and influential rock bands in history.

• Pink Floyd - One of the most successful and influential progressive rock bands of all time. Known for their psychedelic and experimental music style.

• The Rolling Stones - One of the longest-lasting and most successful rock bands of all time. They were instrumental in defining the rock and roll genre and shaped the development of hard rock and psychedelic rock.

• Queen - One of the greatest rock bands of the 20th century. Known for their bombastic rock sound and the lead vocals of Freddie Mercury. They were pioneers of the glam rock movement in the UK.

• AC/DC - One of the pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal music. They have sold over 200 million albums worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.

• Eagles - One of the most popular American rock bands of the 1970s with their country rock sound. Their greatest hits album is the best selling album of the 20th century in the US.

• U2 - One of the world's best-selling music artists of all time. They were one of the first major rock bands to come out of Ireland. Known for their emotionally resonant, anthemic rock sound and lyrics.

• Guns N' Roses - One of the most successful hard rock bands of all time. They were instrumental in the revitalization and mainstream success of hard rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

• Nirvana - An influential rock band of the early 1990s that popularized the grunge rock movement. They were called "the flagship band" of Generation X, and they brought alternative rock to a mainstream audience.


As you can see, all of these models generate distinct results that serve varying purposes. In this case, ChatGPT with browsing was very succinct and to the point. It appears to have only searched a single source to get its results. On the other hand, Silatus AI searched 8 sources and generated a detailed report based on a very short prompt. It also generated and presented the research that it used for its report (not shown in this article).

ChatGPT without browsing and Claude by Anthropic both gave similar results. ChatGPT without browsing gave its classic "I don't have access to anything beyond 2021" warning with short descriptions of each band it mentions. Claude skips the warnings and presents exactly what its told, with more detail than ChatGPT.

All of these models and technologies are clearly state-of-the-art and capable of doing much more than was every thought possible. Here's our ranking of the best as of now:

  1. Silatus AI
  2. Claude by Anthropic
  3. ChatGPT (without browsing)
  4. ChatGPT (with browsing)

We run Silatus AI, so we may be a little bit biased. What do you think of these technologies?

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