ChatGPT, OpenAI’s super-intelligence model, has taken the world by storm over the past few weeks, providing users with nearly all the information they’re looking for in an easy-to-understand format. The AI chatbot created by OpenAI also became a topic of discussion in the mainstream media. Even recently, it was reported that Google had to issue a “red alert” about the growth of this formidable competitor.
With that rapid popularity, it is perhaps not surprising that ChatGPT has gained a huge number of users, up to 100 million accounts by the end of January 2023. According to the statistics of analytics company Similarweb, OpenAI’s super AI, which averaged 13 million users per day in January, is more than double the user base it had as of December 2022.
To make it easier to imagine, try to do a small comparison with TikTok, the online video sharing platform that is also considered one of the stars in the technology world. Statistics show that it took TikTok 9 months to reach 100 million users. Another big name, Instagram, took more than 2 months to reach the same size of user base. So to see how popular the speed of ChatGPT is “scary”.
In related news, OpenAI has also just launched a paid subscription service ChatGPT Plus. It provides users with features such as being able to access the chatbot even during peak times, along with faster responses and easier access to a store of new features and improvements. Cost of registration in m
20 USD per month and this paid version of ChatGPT is currently only available to US users registered on the waiting list. However, as long as a small percentage of ChatGPT’s user base signs up for a paid subscription, it can also be a solid source of revenue for OpenAI.