According to a UBS study released on Wednesday, ChatGPT, a popular chatbot from OpenAI, is believed to have surpassed 100 million monthly active users in January, just two months after launch, making it the fastest-growing consumer application in history.
According to the research, which cited data from analytics firm Similarweb, an average of roughly 13 million unique visitors utilized ChatGPT per day in January, more than doubling the numbers seen in December.
“We cannot recall a faster ramp in a consumer online app in 20 years of tracking the internet space,” UBS analysts wrote in the note.
According to Sensor Tower data, TikTok reached 100 million users nine months after its global introduction, whereas Instagram took two and a half years.
In response to questions, ChatGPT can generate articles, essays, jokes, and even poetry. In late November, OpenAI, a private firm sponsored by Microsoft Corp, made it freely available to the public.
OpenAI introduced a $20 monthly subscription on Thursday, initially for users in the United States alone. According to the corporation, it will deliver a more stable and speedier service as well as the option to test new features early.
Analysts believe that the viral launch of ChatGPT will provide OpenAI with a competitive advantage over other AI firms. While increasing usage imposes significant computing expenses on OpenAI, it has also offered vital feedback to assist train the chatbot’s responses.
According to the corporation, subscription money will help pay computer costs.
The tool’s availability has sparked concerns regarding the promotion of academic dishonesty and disinformation.
Microsoft made another multibillion-dollar investment in OpenAI last month, this time in the form of cash and cloud computing.