ChatGPT set a record for the fastest growing user base – Analysts Note

Feb. 1 (Reuters) – ChatGPT, OpenAI’s popular chatbot, is estimated to have reached 100 million monthly active users in January, just two months after its launch, making it the fastest-growing consumer app in history, according to a UBS study. . Wednesday.

An average of 13 million unique visitors used ChatGPT per day in January, more than double December levels, the report said, citing data from analytics firm Slick Web.

“In 20 years after the Internet space, we cannot recall a faster rise in consumer Internet application,” UBS analysts wrote in the note.

It took TikTok about nine months after its global launch to reach 100 million users and Instagram 2-1/2 years, according to data from Sensor Tower.

ChatGPT can generate articles, articles, jokes, and even poetry in response to prompts. OpenAI, a private company backed by Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O)It was made available to the public for free in late November.

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On Thursday, OpenAI announced a $20 monthly subscription, initially for US users only. It will provide a more stable and faster service, as well as the opportunity to try new features first, the company said.

Analysts believe that the viral launch of ChatGPT will give OpenAI a first-mover advantage against other AI companies. Increased use, while imposing a significant computing cost on OpenAI, has also provided valuable feedback to help train chatbot responses.

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The company said that subscription revenue will help cover the cost of computing.

The availability of the tool raised questions about the facilitation of academic disinformation and disinformation.

Last month, Microsoft announced another multi-billion dollar investment in OpenAI in the form of cash and cloud computing provision.

Coverage by Crystal Ho in Toronto; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Bradley Perrett

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