ChatGPT is taking over technology with massive numbers now. The chatbot launched for public use only in December but has already amassed 57 million monthly active users in its first month of availability.
According to information coming from the service itself. AI tool ChatGPT gained one million users just five days after launching in November of last year. The conversational AI bot that can produce human-like text has been put to all kinds of uses. From writing short stories, prose, music, and term papers to programming basic code, solving math problems, and doing translations. Microsoft founder Bill Gates has already warned that AI technology like ChatGPT could be replacing people in white-collar jobs. Microsoft last week confirmed a multimillion-dollar investment in US company OpenAI, the makers of ChatGPT.
ChatGPT is a variant of the GPT-3 (Generative Pre-training Transformer 3) language model developed by OpenAI. It is designed to generate human-like text based on a given prompt and can be used for a variety of applications. It has the potential to make many tasks easier by providing a tool that can generate high-quality text automatically, saving time, and effort, and potentially improving the quality of the output. ChatGPT provides users with the option to communicate with a virtual assistant in their language. This is not only a transformation of technology on a greater level but also a step toward the future.
Other popular online services have generally taken much longer to hit the one million user mark. Instagram is among those which come the closest. The popular social media service achieved one million users in just 2.5 months, albeit measured via downloads of the app. Spotify and Dropbox also achieved the feat quickly – in five and seven months, respectively. Services like ChatGPT offer immediate practical use. Apart from Instagram, social media services usually took a bit longer to gain one million users. However, the ones included in the chart were also founded more than 15 years ago. Showing another development that can be gleaned from the data: As the internet became more omnipresent over time, online services were also able to attain users faster.
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When Netflix was launched as a subscription service in 1999. The one million user mark was still 3.5 years away for the streaming and back then, movie mailorder service.