10 alternatives to ChatGPT already available

ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI and launched in 2022, may be the AI tool of the moment. But there are several AI tools and frameworks available that are similar to ChatGPT, and it’s worth testing as many different AI tools as you can before becoming loyal to one in particular.

Even if you are only looking for the free subscription version of one of those AI tools to help you with research or writing copy, the market is not short of options. Each tool has its own strengths and features, so the choice depends on your specific requirements.

I asked marketers, engineers, entrepreneurs and even ChatGPT itself what are the best alternatives to ChatGPT already available. Here are some examples of AI tools and frameworks available for developing conversational AI applications in 2023.


“Our law firm uses Jasper.AI instead of ChatGPT, as the tool is designed for businesses versus ChatGPT, which leans more towards research and experimentation. Jasper trains and refines its AI models in-house with GPT 3.5 as its foundation. Jasper also offers templates to create high-quality content faster. Jasper’s templates cover blog posts, case studies, titles, and meta descriptions. Jasper is even useful for writing video scripts from scratch. These features enable our business to create content more quickly and effectively.”

 Joan Siopes – Marketing Director at Texas-based Law Firm Herrman and Herrman PLLC.



“I’m currently using DialoGPT as an alternative to ChatGPT. Although both ChatGPT and DialoGPT are AI tools used for generating human-like responses to user queries, DialoGPT is more advanced in terms of its capabilities. It has been trained on a larger dataset and can generate more coherent and diverse responses.
Another reason I prefer DialoGPT is because it has a higher level of customization. It allows me to fine-tune the parameters of the model to better suit my specific use case. This leads to more accurate and relevant responses for my clients.”

Michael Chen – Growth Director at audio transcription tool Notta.


“Google’s Electra is a pre-trained model that uses a generator-discriminator architecture to improve the effectiveness of pre-training. Google developed this model. It has obtained state-of-the-art results on various benchmarks despite having fewer training steps than other models. Additionally, it is particularly good for tasks that require comprehending the meaning of words
and sentences, such as sentence classification and text categorization.”

James White – Managing Director at UK-based media and communications firm Media First.


“Amazon Codewhisperer is a great alternative for my needs. While ChatGPT is a reliable and effective AI tool for generating chatbot responses, I have found that Codewhisperer offers a wider range of features and capabilities that are better suited for my specific projects. One of the key reasons that I prefer Codewhisperer is its customization options. With this tool, I am able to customize the chatbot responses to match the specific tone and voice of my clients’ brands. This level of personalization allows me to provide a more tailored and effective chatbot experience for users.”

Ranee Zhang – Computer engineer and VP at AI meeting notes tool Airgram.



“IBM Watson Assistant is one of the most well-liked ChatGPT substitutes. IBM Watson Assistant is a chatbot platform that engages users in conversation by utilizing machine learning and natural language processing. It enables companies to create and implement chatbots across a variety of channels, including messaging, mobile, and web platforms. A variety of features and functionalities are available with IBM Watson Assistant, such as entity extraction, intent recognition, and dialogue flow management. Salesforce, Zendesk, and Slack are just a few of the many outside systems and services that it supports integration with. The scalability of IBM Watson Assistant is a benefit because it makes it appropriate for companies of all sizes. It can easily be customized to meet the unique requirements of various industries and uses, can handle a high volume of conversations and use cases.”

Matt Bailey – Marketing Trainer and author at digital marketing platform SiteLogic.


“A great alternative to ChatGPT is FLAN-T5, developed by Google Research. This model stands out due to its speed, efficiency, and high customizability. It performs well on a wide range of natural language processing tasks, such as language translation, text classification, and question answering, making it suitable for various applications. One of the advantages of FLAN-T5 over ChatGPT is its open-source nature. Developers can access its pre-trained checkpoints and fine-tune the model according to their specific needs. Additionally, it requires fewer computational resources, making it a more cost-effective option compared to ChatGPT.”

Kunling Geng – Manager at Machine Learning and AI at Weav.ai.


HuggingChat is a free open-source chat model created by Hugging Face, a hub for developers delving into AI and machine learning applications. One of HuggingChat’s key features is its resemblance to ChatGPT, making it effortlessly accessible for those already accustomed to the OpenAI tool. However, just like ChatGPT, its training data is only available up until September 2021.


Microsoft Turing

Turing is a language model developed by Microsoft. It offers a wide range of natural language processing capabilities and has been trained on a large corpus of data.


Google BERT

BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers) is a language model developed by Google. It excels in understanding the context and nuances of language, making it effective for various natural language processing tasks.

Perplexity AI

“Although ChatGPT is by far the most popular AI tool, there are countless others that can assist in various departments. One of them is Perplexity AI, a high-performing ChatGPT alternative that has also been trained on OpenAI’s API. The website itself has been designed in a minimalist manner and is simple to use to help with daily tasks, even for those just starting out with AI.”

Sarrah Pitaliya – Vice President, Marketing at software company Radixweb.

Author: Marcio Delgado
A Journalist, speaker and a Content Producer working with brands and publications in the UK and Latin America.