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The 7 Best AI Chatbots to Try in 2023

Looking for a better AI chatbot? Here's your complete guide to ChatGPT alternatives for marketers.

Published on Aug 22, 2023

I've seen many iterations of AI tools in my 2+ years of dabbling and working in AI, but my favorite iteration has so far has been AI chat. When ChatGPT dropped at the end of 2022, a whole new, more conversational AI world opened up that made the technology so much easier to use.

Soon after, we launched our own marketing-focused AI chatbot, Jasper Chat, and a whole slew of other AI chatbots have followed. (Yes, I have been testing them all!) And as these chatbots specialize and their features continue to develop, people are starting to look for ChatGPT alternatives that are more specific to their needs.

I know this has been true in my own work as I've sought out AI tools that can keep up with my daily content marketing and SEO needs. In this article, I'll tell you about the best AI chatbots I've tried for marketing and which use cases they're best for.

But first, in case you're wondering...

What is an AI chatbot?

An AI chatbot is an AI software application that can interact with humans in their natural language. These interactions can take place on various platforms, such as websites, social media, and messaging apps. AI chat is designed to simulate human-like conversations and provide instant responses, which can make your interactions with AI easier, more efficient, and more fun.

These chatbots leverage machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) technologies to understand user queries, learn from interactions, and deliver relevant responses. Over time, they can become more accurate and efficient, providing a personalized experience to each user.

How can marketers use AI chat?

For this article, we'll focus on AI chatbots that can be used for:

  • Marketing tasks
  • Content creation
  • Search

But there are other types of AI chatbots out there that can help with businesses with:

  • Customer Service
  • Lead Generation
  • Data Collection
  • Sales Support

Those other use cases warrant another blog post for another time. Alright, now let's give you what you came for.

Best AI chatbots of 2023

  • AI chat for marketing & sales
  • AI chat for content and copywriting
  • AI chat to help you build your own AI chat (Chatception!)

AI chat for marketing & sales

Jasper Chat

If you're new to Jasper, you can think of him as your own personal AI marketing co-pilot, helping with everything from full campaign creation to serving as your brand's knowledge base, to (yes) assisting with content creation.

Jasper Chat is Jasper's most conversational AI feature, allowing you to chat with Jasper and ask for help with just about anything you can think of. While most AI chatbots are only helpful as writing assistants, Jasper Chat can be used for an array of other marketing tasks like:

  • Content briefs and schema generation for SEO
  • Content and/or campaign calendars for project management
  • Sales prospecting and outreach templates
  • Email templates
  • Copywriting for paid social/PPC campaigns

As the in-house SEO here at Jasper, I use Jasper Chat a lot to help me create optimized content briefs, generate meta descriptions and schema markup, and create content calendars that keep me on track.

Jasper Chat AI model: 

Jasper uses a proprietary AI engine that offers access to all the best large language models available, including: OpenAI's GPT-3 & GPT-4, Anthropic, Google's PaLM 2, and more.

Jasper Chat pricing:

Jasper Chat is available with every Jasper plan and pricing tier, starting with the Creator plan at $39/mo.

Jasper Chat G2 rating:

Jasper Chat's parent company, Jasper, has a G2 rating of 4.7 stars and 1,200+ reviews.

Jasper Chat Reddit review:

This Jasper Chat Reddit review from the u/Anneunitedshop subreddit offers up its pros and cons for the tool:

"Pros:

  • It provides you with an easy-to-use chat interface
  • Comes with a ton of new topic ideas
  • Use it to improve your content
  • Write anything from blog posts to case studies, novels, stories, and more
  • Generate content in 29 languages
  • Access to “Auto Save” feature so you don’t have to save as Jasper saves all your content automatically
  • You’ll also get access to revision history so you can go back to any date and restore the data if you want

Cons:

  • Output generated by it should be fact-checked."

ChatSpot

A product screenshot that demonstrates how to use ChatSpot's AI chat interface
Source: ChatSpot

It was only a matter of time before marketing juggernaut HubSpot got into the AI game. In early 2023, they did just that with ChatSpot.

ChatSpot operates on Open AI's GPT-3 and GPT-4 models to connect with dozens of unique data sources like the HubSpot CRM. The AI assistant lets HubSpot users search their data using conversational questions and requests instead of clicking through various dashboards.

With ChatSpot, users can also run reports, make changes to contacts, and create content for their HubSpot CMS.

ChatSpot AI model: 

OpenAI's GPT-3 and GPT-4

ChatSpot pricing: 

Free for HubSpot users

ChatSpot G2 rating:

ChatSpot's parent company HubSpot has 4.4 stars with 10k reviews.

ChatSpot Reddit review:

ChatSpot doesn't currently have any reviews on Reddit, but there are several Redditors who openly prefer HubSpot's ChatSpot to Salesforce's Einstein.

AI chat for content and copywriting

Jasper Chat

A product screenshot of me using Jasper's ai chatbot to create social media copy
Source: Jasper

Okay, yes, I included Jasper Chat again. Because while it is a full marketing co-pilot, it's also a really great AI writer. As I mentioned above, I use Jasper Chat regularly to create and hand off optimized content briefs.

But I also use Jasper Chat to:

  • Write detailed article outlines
  • Help summarize a paragraph that feels too long
  • Find helpful resources to include in my article using the Google Search add-on
  • Identify weak spots in my writing
  • Write FAQ questions and answers

And so many other things! If you're not into using one of Jasper's 50+ content templates, Jasper Chat can be a great way for some free-flow content creation.

Jasper Chat AI model: 

Jasper uses a proprietary AI engine that offers access to all the best large language models available, including: OpenAI's GPT-3 & GPT-4, Anthropic, Google's PaLM 2, and more.

Jasper Chat pricing:

Jasper Chat is available with every Jasper plan and pricing tier, starting with the Creator plan at $39/mo.

Jasper Chat G2 rating:

Jasper Chat's parent company, Jasper, has a G2 rating of 4.7 stars and 1,200+ reviews.

Jasper Chat Reddit review:

Like we mentioned above, this Jasper Chat Reddit review from the u/Anneunitedshop subreddit offers up its pros and cons for the tool:

"Pros:

  • It provides you with an easy-to-use chat interface
  • Comes with a ton of new topic ideas
  • Use it to improve your content
  • Write anything from blog posts to case studies, novels, stories, and more
  • Generate content in 29 languages
  • Access to “Auto Save” feature so you don’t have to save as Jasper saves all your content automatically
  • You’ll also get access to revision history so you can go back to any date and restore the data if you want

Cons:

  • Output generated by it should be fact-checked."

ChatGPT

Product screenshot of the AI chat that started it all: ChatGPT
Source: OpenAI

ChatGPT — ever heard of it? After taking conversational AI mainstream in late 2022, ChatGPT is officially the darling of the AI chatbot world.

Developed by OpenAI, ChatGPT provides a conversational model that can create human-like text based on prompts. Like most AI chat assistants, with ChatGPT you can spin up copy for blogs and other marketing channels, but there are two major things to keep in mind:

ChatGPT isn't tailored for business use cases

ChatGPT can be used for everything from meal planning to vacation itineraries. And, yes, you can generate content with ChatGPT, but it's important to remember that its LLM isn't tailored specifically for business use cases the way other AI platforms like Jasper are.

This means that the content output you get from ChatGPT will be much more generic than the output you get from a tool like Jasper that pulls from information you choose to share about your brand, products, and features.

ChatGPT only uses OpenAI's AI models

At this point, there are several high-quality LLMs on the market and tools like Jasper pull from each of them to make sure users are accessing the best model at any given moment. Naturally, ChatGPT only runs on OpenAI's models which can be a bit limiting with output quality and can lead to you experiencing lots of down time when the site is overwhelmed.

ChatGPT AI model: 

OpenAI's GPT-3 and GPT-4

ChatGPT pricing:

Free or Plus for $20/mo which gives you access to the ChatGPT app library and Code Interpreter. ChatGPT will soon release an Enterprise option as well.

ChatGPT G2 rating:

ChatGPT's G2 rating is 4.7 stars with 338 reviews.

ChatGPT Reddit review:

According to this ChatGPT Reddit review from the r/ChatGPT subreddit, here are a few of ChatGPT's pros and cons:

"ChatGPT Pros:

  • User-friendly and simple to use, even for those with no technical experience.
  • ChatGPT can understand natural language and generate responses that mimic human-like conversation.
  • ChatGPT can also be used to generate ideas and content.

ChatGPT Cons:

  • ChatGPT relies largely on data to create responses, which means its responses are not always accurate or reliable.
  • While ChatGPT is a useful tool, it cannot fully replace human writers and will require some human inspection to guarantee the final result meets the desired standards.
  • It may not perform well when translating to other languages, particularly those with non-Latin scripts or grammar that differ from English."

Chatsonic by Writesonic

Product screenshot of Writesonic's AI chatbot, Chatsonic
Source: Writesonic

Chatsonic was developed by Writesonic in early 2023 and is an AI chatbot that can help users automate their writing process. This conversational AI tool is powered by Open AI's GPT-3.5 to help users write blog content and marketing copy. Two unique benefits of Chatsonic is that it allows users to generate images to include in their writing, as well as a voice-to-text feature.

Chatsonic AI model: 

OpenAI's GPT-3.5 (you can access GPT-4 by joining a Business or Enterprise plan)

Chatsonic pricing:

Chatsonic comes with all Writesonic plans, including their Free Trial plan. Though, like I mentioned above, users will need to upgrade to a Business plan for Chatsonic to write at a GPT-4 level.

Chatsonic G2 rating:

Chatsonic's G2 rating is 2.9 stars with 5 reviews.

Chatsonic Reddit review:

As of time of publication, I couldn't find any Chatsonic reviews on Reddit, but there were several posts from users saying they found it to be less reliable than ChatGPT.

Chat by Copy.ai

Product screenshot of Copy AI's ai chatbot, Chat.
Source: Copy AI

Similar to Chatsonic, Copy AI's Chat allows users to chat with AI to request help with creating:

  • articles
  • sales emails
  • social media captions
  • ad copy
  • blog posts

And, like Jasper Chat, it also includes a search integration to bring in real-time data to its outputs. The only thing keeping me from considering this chatbot a full-blown marketing assistant is that when Copy AI is compared to Jasper, it still lacks the ability to pull in your team's brand and product information into its chat outputs.

Chat AI model: 

OpenAI's GPT-3 and GPT-4

Chat pricing: 

Chat is including with all Copy AI pricing plans, including the Free tier.

Chat by Copy AI G2 rating:

Copy AI's overall G2 rating is 4.7 stars with 176 reviews.

Chat by Copy AI Reddit review:

There aren't any Chat-specific Reddit reviews, but here's one I found for Copy AI in the r/productidigi subreddit:

"Copy AI may be the right choice for you if you are looking for creative brainstorming partners. It could allow you to expand your thinking and generate high-quality marketing copy in a matter of seconds. You can create innovative content that captivates visitors, from digital ads to blog posts to product descriptions."

AI chat for building your own AI chatbot

Zapier AI Chatbot

Product screenshot of an example AI chatbot built with Zapier's AI chatbot builder. The example chatbot pictured is from Zapier customer Moonshot.
Source: Zapier

Zapier's free AI Chatbot tool lets you create custom AI-powered chatbots using your own GPT API key.

When building your bot, you'll tell the chatbot who it is, what it knows, and how it should answer. The Zapier team has created everything from a corporate jargon translator, to a press release generator, to a risk assessment bot. Whatever you want the bot to be, it will be.

When you're done building, you can even create a landing page and add a custom URL so you can share with anyone.

Zapier AI model: 

OpenAI's GPT-3 and GPT-4

Zapier pricing: 

Zapier's AI chatbot tool is free

Zapier G2 rating:

Zapier's Chatbot doesn't have its own G2 rating, but Zapier itself has a G2 rating of 4.5 with 1,100+ reviews.

Zapier Reddit review:

I didn't find any Zapier AI chatbot reviews on Reddit, but I did find one user who had some trouble getting it to work before finally seeing some success. Some words from the wise:

"I found that the only model that would reliably work was gpt 3 or 4; the 16k one rarely worked. Further, anytime I tried to send through data more then a few thousand tokens, it would crash. So the “data” add function was basically useless because the token max just wouldn’t work. Lots of tweaking later I got the directive and prompt to be enough information to do as I wanted."

Botsonic by Writesonic

Product screenshot of Writesonic's AI chatbot builder, Botsonic.
Source: Writesonic

Botsonic AI chatbot builder is not your regular AI bot platform. Yes, it's powered by GPT-4 list most others on this list, but this AI chat can really up your customer service chatbot game by acting as a single source of truth for all your customer interactions providing a dynamic user experience.

Botsonic AI model: 

OpenAI's GPT-3 and GPT-4

Botsonic pricing: 

You can access a limited version of Botsonic with a Writesonic Free Trial, but to get full access, you'll need to join a Business or Enterprise plan.

Botsonic G2 rating:

Botsonic doesn't have its own G2 rating, but Writesonic's overall G2 rating is 4.8 stars with 1,800+ reviews.

Botsonic Reddit reviews:

There were no real opinions or reviews about Botsonic on Reddit, but here's one I found for Writesonic:

"Writesonic Pros:

  • Writing tools for every occasion (Over 80+ Tools)
  • Frequent updates
  • Useable Integrations
  • Ability to freeze payments

Writesonic Cons:

  • Not very happy with the content quality
  • Doesn’t have option for returning back credits when the outcome is not good.
  • Some tools “charge” three times the credits"

While these pros and cons aren't for Botsonic specifically, they can still be helpful in deciding if you think Writesonic produces high-quality products in general.

Whether you're looking to chat with AI about marketing strategy, content creation, or want to get a little adventurous and build your own, there are plenty of options for you to explore. Since you're already here, give Jasper Chat a try and see how it can help your marketing efforts.

Meet The Author:

Krista Doyle

Krista Doyle

SEO at Jasper

Krista Doyle is a writer-turned-SEO-nerd based in Austin, TX. By day she manages technical SEO and performance content right here at Jasper, by night she builds niche affiliate sites and explores Texas with her wife and their dog, Franklin.

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