Similarweb estimates that the website chat.openai.com has attracted about 25 million visitors per day over the past week.
ChatGPT, the popular artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, reportedly has 100 million users just two months after its launch. According to a report by SimilarWeb, the chatbot had 13 million daily users in January. The platform has overtaken other social media apps, including Instagram and TikTok, which took 2.5 years and 9 months respectively to reach 100 million users.
ChatGPT was launched last December. The AI chatbot was developed by OpenAI backed by Elon Musk. Chatbots are trained to quickly follow instructions and give detailed responses. Users simply enter their queries and the chatbot will respond to them.
“In 20 years following the Internet space, we cannot recall a faster ramp in a consumer internet app. By comparison, TikTok took nine months to reach 100 million monthly users, and Instagram about 2.5 years,” a UBS research based in part on Similarweb data noted.
Similarweb estimates that the chat.openai.com site has attracted around 25 million visitors per day over the past week. He added that traffic to the site has increased by an average of 3.4% per day over the past month.
It further states that on January 31, its peak traffic day, the site attracted 28 million hits from 15.7 million unique visitors.
The pace of growth has become a concern for incumbent internet giants, including Google. During the earnings call, Google’s CEO alluded to the developments by frequently referring to the capabilities of AI and how the world is eager to use it, citing a response to ChatGPT. “AI is the most profound technology we are working on today,” Pichai said. China’s Baidu has also announced to development of its own ChatGPT-rival soon.
OpenAI recently introduced the ChatGPT Plus model. A ChatGPT Plus subscription costs $20 per month and is currently only available in the United States. With a Plus subscription, users will be able to access these services during peak hours. Plus, these Plus users will get faster response times and priority access to new features.