#030: Chatbot Rankings 2024 (Top 6 Large Language Models For AEC)

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Welcome to this week’s edition of the Architecture Insights newsletter. Artificial intelligence for architects, landscape architects, and designers.

Did you know that six AI chatbots have more than 500,000 monthly users? Each one provides its own advantages with specific use cases for architects, landscape architects, and designers. We have ranked the best options below.

This Week In AI

Adobe GenStudio

A combination of AI tools geared towards helping with marketing and content creation.

If you are a firm or solo designer these tools look great for managing your advertising and/or project displays on various social media or alternate websites. Some of these new features include:

  • Integration of Adobe Firefly AI Image generator

  • Campaign management and analytics tools

  • Guidelines for brand-safe marketing

Source: Adobe AI

AI Features for Google Tools

2 new AI tools were announced this week with their rollout coming in the next month.

These include:

  • AI meeting summaries and notes for Google Meet calls.

  • Google Vids: A tool that assists with generating outlines, slides, and voiceovers for your business presentations.

Project managers can use this feature effectively when they need to virtually explain a specific project change or markup to multiple people at different times. This tool will allow them to create detailed walkthroughs to explain the changes and make them easily shareable among their team.

The Buffer Zone of AI in Landscape Architecture

An article by Metropolis Mag on the buffer zone of technology and AI in landscape architecture. A unique perspective on the gap between technology and software development for landscape architects.


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Chatbots Ranking April 2024

There have been numerous upgrades to the variety of AI chatbots and large language models since our last update.

Here is an updated list for 2024.

Rankings (from the perspective of AEC professionals)

ChatGPT currently holds the spot as the most popular AI tool. It excels in handling factual language tasks and conducting in-depth research or preparing detailed reports. All around ChatGPT is one of the best AI tools for architects and landscape architects.

You can have the reliability of Google in a chatbot with Google Gemini. It’s highly effective at processing and summarizing large documents, making it a great tool for managing projects and creating proposals. Additionally, it has the capability to access real-world data through Google Search.

The chatbot Perplexity prides itself on providing the most current web information, even in its free version, unlike other chatbots that may have access limitations. For researchers seeking fresh, relevant data, Perplexity stands out as a top pick.

As the frontrunner in community chatbot rankings on Hugging Face, Claude has a reputation for effectively summarizing complex topics. Architects and landscape architects will find Claude very helpful when they need to understand complex topics quickly.

5. Grok

Grok is a new idea created by Elon Musk. While it's still finding its footing compared to its more established counterparts, it's built on a vast database from X and seamlessly integrates within the app.

Brought to you by Meta, Llama is the underdog in this lineup. It's still early days for this AI tool, but it holds promise, especially with its potential for integration into Meta’s suite of tools and, perhaps soon, the metaverse itself.

A reminder that these rankings are based on personal preferences. We recommend experimenting with each one to find the best fit for your given use case.

Prompt of the week for AEC

ChatGPT can act as a great career counsellor. If you are thinking of a career change within your design-related profession or just want to explore some input on your options then try these prompts:

[ ] = your own input

For Exploring Options: “I am a [job title] with [x] years of experience and I have skills in [fields of study or work]. Act as a career advisor and provide a list of professions in order of similarity to my current career and mention relevant information to getting started in each field.”

For Specific Careers/Jobs: I am thinking of becoming a [job title]. I have related experience in [industry] after [x] years of working as a [job title]. Can you tell me how long it may take someone to break into the above role and the experience needed to get started?

For Side Hustles: I am a [job title] and have experience in [industry]. List me current and trending side hustle opportunities that related professionals are working on.”

AI Image of the week

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Until next Friday,


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