ChatGPT is the latest massive internet phenomenon. The artificial intelligence conversational engine created by OpenAI has become the fastest-growing Internet platform in history. How fast? excess
100 crores in two months, That’s the number of monthly active users in January, according to a study by consulting firm UBS, after ChatGPT only had two months of availability. The study is based on data from web analytics company SimilarWeb, which also estimated that there were an average of 13 million ChatGPT users per day in January 2023, more than double the number in December 2022.
TikTok took longer, The social platform that skyrocketed in adoption did so at a pace that seems slow by comparison. It took nine months for TikTok to reach 100 million users. Instagram, mind you, it took about two and a half years and Facebook didn’t get to it until it was four and a half years old.
to infinity and beyond, The meteoric rise of this service explains the interest of users to take advantage of a technology that promises to revolutionize various sectors with its light and shadow. The impact of ChatGPT has been felt in all sectors, and giants like Microsoft – with its multimillion-dollar investment – or Google – which is looking for its own alternative – have already responded.
If it works, pay it, That growth probably has a lot to do with OpenAI’s decision to — as expected — launch the ChatGPT Plus variant, which will impose a $20/month subscription and allow for faster response speeds and early fixes.
we will have to monetize it somehow at some point; the compute costs are eye-watering
— Sam Altman (@sama) December 5, 2022
Open Bar (for now), OpenAI CEO Sam Altman commented a few weeks ago that each query costs a few cents and for now the company is absorbing the cost, but there will come a time when they will have to monetize the service. With 100 million active users per month, those costs will skyrocket, so it’s only natural for a paid plan to appear. Of course: The current service will remain free and open, and OpenAI wants to keep it that way.