Feb 1 (Reuters) – ChatGPT, the favored chatbot from OpenAI, is estimated to have reached 100 million month-to-month energetic customers in January, simply two months after launch, making it the fastest-growing client utility in historical past, in keeping with a UBS examine on Wednesday.
The report, citing information from analytics agency Similarweb, mentioned a mean of about 13 million distinctive guests had used ChatGPT per day in January, greater than double the degrees of December.
“In 20 years following the web area, we can not recall a sooner ramp in a client web app,” UBS analysts wrote within the note.
It took TikTok about 9 months after its world launch to succeed in 100 million customers and Instagram 2-1/2 years, in keeping with information from Sensor Tower.
ChatGPT can generate articles, essays, jokes and even poetry in response to prompts. OpenAI, a personal firm backed by Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), made it out there to the general public for free in late November.
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On Thursday, OpenAI introduced a $20 month-to-month subscription, initially for customers within the United States solely. It would supply a extra secure and sooner service in addition to the chance to attempt new options first, the corporate mentioned.
Analysts consider the viral launch of ChatGPT will give OpenAI a primary-mover benefit in opposition to different AI firms. The rising utilization, whereas imposing substantial computing value on OpenAI, has additionally offered worthwhile suggestions to assist prepare the chatbot’s responses.
The firm mentioned the subscription income would assist cowl the computing value.
Availability of the instrument has raised questions on facilitation of educational dishonesty and misinformation.
Last month, Microsoft introduced one other multi-billion-greenback funding in OpenAI within the type of money and provision of cloud computing.
Reporting by Krystal Hu in Toronto; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Bradley Perrett
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