Very cool. A few random…thoughts., emphasizing broader audience relevance (noting, Google/RamBot filters can be changed, but RoshiBot seems to be Mahayana default).
It makes sense the RoshiBot does not go into the RamBot language, altho they could certainly overlap much more than they do. A missed opportunity, since the query emphasized ‘love’ and ‘path’ and not a specific religious tradition. That said,…
Both prioritize their respective traditions enshrined in their software code. Maybe a bit of software conceit? ha.
RamBot certainly is more expressive, providing more opportunity for resonance with the audience to occur.
RoshiBot’s brevity does provide a few keywords for followup, but the conversion funnel (clicking thru several steps to learn more) is a drawback if we are looking at clickthru rate as a metric for engaging the audience and spreading the intent and purpose of the dharma.
Accessible to the ‘West’:
RamBot speaks in language more accessible to the west. RoshiBot’s religious term (sanskrit, mentioned twice) would either peak more interest or none at all (not being completely binary).
Brevity vs. elaboration - which is best?
I suppose depends on the audience. We are told we have no attention span. I do click thru a lot myself. Reading only headlines.
While this may seem aligned with how RoshiBot responds, this does not mean I would have a clue on what question to add next. The Boddhisattva vows are a bit lofty and ambiguous, even when explored further.
Prioritizing a Spiritual Audience when Evaluating AI Bots:
Assuming visitors are genuinely interested in further discovery of the dharma, I would say the RamBot ‘wins’…More expressive. Accessible language. RamBot is more readily quasi spiritual-secular, whereas RoshiBot dives immediately into sanksrit and ‘religious’ language. That said, RamBot dives directly into an answer that prioritizes a specific guru by design.
General Impressions: the Engagement Funnel
If the audiences targeted by each AI Bot is narrow, then the above observed results/parameters is appropriate. If the intent is in a wider funnel of engagement (more interest/relevance/resonance) the language could be a deterrent.
I assume, by the sounds of it, Google’s AI supported additional search filters can expand and narrow the results. More robust/relevant results, I would think. With this flexibility, I would think that Google is a better platform than RoshiBot, but this assumes broad flexibility is desirable.
Might be interesting to do another search on ‘What is the Dharma?’…which always eludes specific answers. ha.