Happy ChatGPT Anniversary! Who is Open AI's Competition?

Using AI

30-11-2023 • 25 mins

It's been a year since ChatGPT was released (yeah, feels longer than that doesn't it?). We’re going to look through it’s achievements, and then run a few episodes taking a closer look at the competition hot on OpenAI's heels

So this will be the first in a short 5-part mini series where we’re talking about the alternatives to Open AI - given the Fiasco which has dominated headlines for the past 3 weeks - details of which are still emerging.

Some stats on ChatGPT from the past 12 months

  • ChatGPT was an overnight success, attracting one million users in the first five days of its launch, according to Sam Altman.
  • Today, the chatbot has more than 100 million users.
  • OpenAI’s website is visited more than 1.5 billion times every month, according to SimilarWeb data as of September.
  • Nearly half of Americans have heard about ChatGPT, according to a recent poll by YouGov.
  • In February 2023, OpenAI released ChatGPT Plus at $20 per month. Plus users can access GPT-4, while the free version of ChatGPT is powered by GPT-3.5.
  • OpenAI is valued by private investors at up to $90 billion. That’s nearly 35 times what the company was worth two years ago.
  • OpenAI’s headcount has more than doubled since launching ChatGPT. Currently it employs about 770.

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Topics discussed: GPT store, Sam Altman, Dario Amodei, Anthropic, Elon Musk, Greg Brockman, Darth Vader, Fired by the board, Open AI CEO

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