ChatGPT’s Popularity Skyrockets; Overtaking Industry Giants


ChatGPT breaks the record for its super fast-growing user base

Since its debut in November of last year, OpenAI’s ChatGPT has taken the globe by storm. ChatGPT, which stands for Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer, is a prominent AI text generator that has captured the interest of many owing to its human-like response. Its popularity may be attributed to its user-friendly design and flexible features, which drew one million users in the first five days of its launch. Research says that the AI industry as a whole grew 10.7 times year over year, spurred by ChatGPT’s viral appeal.

ChatGPT Becomes the Most Popular AI Tool in a Year

ChatGPT has emerged as the overwhelming victor in terms of popularity among AI chatbots over the past 12 months. According to recent research, OpenAI’s AI chatbot outperformed its competition, with a record 14.6 billion cumulative visits between September 2022 and August 2023.

To put ChatGPT’s performance in context, this astounding number makes up a decisive 60% of the entire 24 billion visits that the top 50 AI products produced during the same period. ChatGPT received more traffic than its nearest competitors combined, with an average of 1.5 billion visits every month.

Character AI, which allows users to chat with a range of AI chatbots with distinct personalities, ranked in a very distant second place with 3.8 billion total visits during the year. Though amazing, it pales in contrast to ChatGPT’s approximately 15 billion visitors. A recent research, however, found that Character AI had more engagement, with visitors spending nearly 8 times as much time on the site as ChatGPT.

Few other top 10 AI tools that have been visited the most in the past year:

ChatGPT, a generative AI chatbot built by OpenAI, was followed by Character AI, another AI chatbot with 3.8 billion visits in a year.

QuillBot AI, an AI writing tool, came in third place, with 1.1 billion cumulative visits from September 2022 to August 2023. Google Bard, another famous AI chatbot, also entered the top 50 list, however, the traffic produced was substantially less, at roughly 241 million in a seven-month period. The AI tool was ranked sixth.

The gap between ChatGPT and the rest of the pack is expected to widen more in the future. However, not all AI technologies are growing in popularity. Craiyon, Midjourney, and Quillbot, for example, had large traffic declines within the same time period, but maintained top traffic ranks.


To summarize, ChatGPT has captured lightning in a bottle with its viral launch and approachable conversational AI. Of course, AI is a fast-changing field, so we’ll have to wait and see whether tools from tech titans like Google and Microsoft will make up ground in 2024 – or if a surprise rival from a new AI start-up will emerge.

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