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ChatGPT’s meteoric rise: 100 million customers in two months

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ChatGPT chatbot was launched in November 2022 (REUTERS)

ChatGPT has taken the world by storm. The AI-powered chatbot is taken into account the subsequent large tech revolution after the World Wide Web (the web). The reputation of ChatGPT amongst all age teams has made the chatbot essentially the most downloaded know-how. According to the information from the World of Statistics, ChatGPT took solely two months to achieve 100 million customers worldwide. This has made ChatGPT the world’s fastest-growing shopper utility in historical past.

The World of Statistics in contrast the expansion of ChatGPT with different technological innovations comparable to WhatsApp, Mobile telephones, the web, and so forth.

It revealed that it took 16 years for cellphones to achieve 100 million customers worldwide. Whereas, the phone reached 100 million customers in 75 years. WhatsApp gained 100 million customers in 3.5 years, Facebook (4.5 years), Instagram (2.5 years), Twitter (5 years), World Wide Web (seven years), Apple App Store ( 2 years), and iTunes (6.5) years, respectively.

Chinese video-making app TikTok took about 9 months after its world launch to achieve 100 million customers.

Time it took to achieve 100 million customers worldwide:

Telephone: 75 years
Mobile telephone: 16 years
World Wide Web: 7 years
iTunes: 6.5 years
Twitter: 5 years
Facebook: 4.5 years
WhatsApp: 3.5 years
Instagram: 2.5 years
Apple App Store: 2 years
ChatGPT: 2 months

— World of Statistics (@stats_feed) March 4, 2023

Recently UBS research additionally revealed that a median of 13 million distinctive guests had used ChatGPT per day in January, greater than double the extent in December.

ChatGPT can generate articles, essays, jokes, and even poetry in response to prompts. OpenAI, a personal firm backed by Microsoft Corp, made it accessible to the general public at no cost in late November.

Last month, OpenAI introduced a $20 month-to-month subscription, initially for customers within the United States solely.

The chatbot’s potential to spout every thing from writing an e mail to authentic-seeming examination solutions has since catapulted it into the highlight. While the AI service generally confidently provides incorrect info, some analysts and specialists have steered its potential to summarise publicly accessible information could make it a reputable various to Google search and an inventory of search-generated hyperlinks.

What is ChatGPT?

San Francisco-based OpenAI made its newest creation, the ChatGPT chatbot in November 2022. A chatbot is a software program utility designed to imitate human-like conversations primarily based on person prompts.


OpenAI, a analysis and improvement agency, was based as a nonprofit in 2015 by Silicon Valley investor Sam Altman and billionaire Elon Musk and attracted funding from a number of others, together with enterprise capitalist Peter Thiel. In 2019, the group created a associated for-profit entity to soak up outdoors funding.

Musk, who stays engulfed in his overhaul of social networking agency Twitter, left OpenAI’s board in 2018, however chimed in along with his tackle the viral phenomenon, calling it “scary good”.

Musk later tweeted that he was pausing OpenAI’s entry to Twitter’s database.


OpenAI states that their ChatGPT mannequin, skilled utilizing a machine studying approach referred to as Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF), can simulate dialogue, reply follow-up questions, admit errors, and reject inappropriate requests.


As with many AI-driven improvements, ChatGPT doesn’t come with out misgivings. OpenAI has acknowledged the device’s tendency to reply with “plausible-sounding but incorrect or nonsensical answers”, a difficulty it considers difficult to repair.

AI know-how may also perpetuate societal biases like these round race, gender, and tradition. Despite these issues, AI analysis stays enticing. Venture capital funding in AI improvement and operations corporations rose to almost $13 billion in 2021.

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