Third monthly decline in a row
The ChatGPT website is being visited less and less
September 7, 2023 at 10:24 pm
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Is the hype around AI dying down again, or are special effects and technical innovations to blame for the decline in ChatGPT traffic? One thing is certain: the number of visitors and the length of stay have decreased significantly.
The artificial intelligence software ChatGPT from US company OpenAI recorded a decline in access for the third month in a row in August. Analytics company Slikeweb said global visits to ChatGPT fell 3.2% to 1.43 billion in August. This comes after declines of about ten percent in the past two months. The time spent on the ChatBot website also decreased from an average of 8.7 minutes in March to seven minutes in August. However, the number of global visitors rose slightly in August to 180.5 million users.
According to experts, the summer vacation may be related to the weak number of users. ChatGPT traffic in the US increased slightly in August coinciding with the start of school there. “Students asking for help with their homework seems to be part of the explanation,” said David F. Carr of SimilarWeb. “The proportion of younger users on the site declined over the summer and is now starting to rise again.” This means use could rise again in September when school starts again in more countries.
In May, OpenAI also released a version of its chatbot for Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. This may also reduce the accessibility of the Microsoft partner’s website.
ChatGPT was launched in November. After two months, it reached 100 million monthly active users. A great future is often predicted for artificial intelligence. Not only do they help school children and students, but they can also make tasks in the world of work easier or even replace jobs. However, at the same time, there are also warnings about the risks if AI is used, for example in highly sensitive areas.
ChatGPT has been integrated into many people’s daily work
In the USA, many employees are already using ChatGPT in their daily work. More than a quarter of them regularly use AI in their daily work, according to a Reuters/Ipsos online poll of 2,625 people in the USA. Only a fifth of companies explicitly allow the use of such external tools. About one in ten respondents said their bosses had explicitly banned external AI tools, while almost a quarter were unsure whether their employer allowed them to use the technology.
Companies evaluate the trend towards the use of artificial intelligence differently. South Korean electronics giant Samsung banned the use of ChatGPT and similar AI tools in May after an employee uploaded sensitive information to the platform.
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