Microsoft has made a 1 billion USD investment in OpenAI.
Various investors further have supported the company with investments, including some of the most well-known names in technology and venture capital.
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla
Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator
Ilya Sutskever, Research Scientist at Google Brain
Greg Brockman, Founder of Cloudera
Wojciech Zaremba, Research Scientist at Google Brain
Peter Thiel, Co-Founder of PayPal
Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder of LinkedIn
Jessica Livingston, Founding Partner of Y Combinator
William Tunstall-Pedoe, Founder of Evi Technologies (acquired by Amazon)
Adam D'Angelo, Founder of Quora
Monthly Number of Active ChatGPT users
No official figures are available, as OpenAI, the creators of ChatGPT, is not a publicly traded company, so we cannot expect to receive regular updates on user numbers, such as those provided by Google and Facebook in quarterly financial statements.
But we can collect some of the data and quotes from the team behind OpenAI.
ChatGPT launched on wednesday. today it crossed 1 million users!
There have been no public statements about users since then. But with wide media coverage and social media frenzy, it's safe to assume the numbers have continued upwards. Much upwards!
If we look at other data sources, a site like Similarweb, estimate that:
there were +266 million visits to the ChatGPT website in December 2023
By examining Google Trends , we can see some of the hype peaked at around December 12, 2023, before taking a dip during the holiday season and then increasing again in the early months of 2023.
If we turn to the keyword tracker Ahref, they estimate that OpenAI gets around 1.1 million users from organic search results. However, these numbers do not seem to include subdomains like chat.openai.com, so this will essentially without ChatGPT numbers included in users.
This also explains the missing peak in the graph.
How Many People Are on ChatGPT?
No exact numbers can be obtained since OpenAI, the creators of ChatGPT is not a publicly traded company.
We know for a fact that the service got 1 million users in merely 5 days.
We estimate that we currently have at least 100 million users based on the broad coverage and hype around ChatGPT.
What is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is a powerful language model developed by OpenAI.
It is based on the GPT (Generative Pre-training Transformer) architecture and is trained on a large dataset of conversational text. It uses natural language processing.
This allows it to generate human-like text responding to a prompt or question.
It can be fine-tuned for various language tasks, such as text completion, question answering, and machine translation.
It can also generate creative and engaging text, such as story-telling, poetry, and dialogue generation.
OpenAI is a private AI research organization that was founded in December 2015.
The company's mission is to ensure that artificial intelligence (AI) is developed in a way that is safe and beneficial for humanity.
OpenAI's founders include Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, and Wojciech Zaremba.
OpenAI has developed several AI models, including GPT-3, one of the world's largest language models.
In 2020, OpenAI released an API for GPT-3 called OpenAI GPT-3 so developers can easily integrate GPT-3 into their applications.
GPT-4 is expected to be launched in 2023. It has 100 times the training data of GPT-3
OpenAI has collaborations with companies such as Microsoft and IBM.
OpenAI is supported by several high-profile investors, including Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, and Jessica Livingston.
OpenAI has a focus on safety, transparency, and collaboration to build responsible AI that benefits humanity
OpenAI has made significant contributions to the field of machine learning, and is an active player in OpenAI open-source community, regularly publishing new results and models to the community
The engine behind ChatGPT and its training data
ChatGPT was developed from a GPT-3.5 model that completed its training in early 2022. This was done using an Azure AI supercomputer system.
GPT-1 was trained using 7000 unpublished books, and its model had 117 million parameters.
GPT-2 was then trained on 40 gigabytes of text data from over 8 million documents, and its model had 1.5 billion parameters - around 10 times more than its predecessor.
GPT-3 was trained on 45 terabytes of text data from multiple sources, including Wikipedia and books, and its model had 175 billion parameters - approximately 100 times more than GPT-2.
GPT-4 is expected to have 100 trillion parameters (Andrew Feldman, the head of Cerebras, which is collaborating with OpenAI on the GPT model training, is quoted for saying that is the amount for the upcoming model)
Answers and ChatGPT statistics we are still missing
We are still lacking data on these types of questions until OpenAI disclose them;
How many daily active users does ChatGPT have?
How many Americans use ChatGPT?
How many use it globally?
How many have tried ChatGPT?
What is the average number of messages created per user?
What is the average time a user spends on chat.openai.com / ChatGPT?
What is the monthly active user count of ChatGPT?
What is the retention rate of users who have tried ChatGPT?
How does the usage of ChatGPT vary between different time zones and regions?
What is the most common use case for ChatGPT among developers and companies?
How does the performance of ChatGPT compare to other language models in terms of accuracy and fluency?
What is the average response time for ChatGPT when processing user inputs?
What percentage of users return to use ChatGPT after their first session?
What is the average number of concurrent sessions for ChatGPT?
How does the performance of ChatGPT change over time?
What are the most common errors or issues users encounter when using ChatGPT?