of ChatGPT burst into So the popularity may have been short-lived The number of website visits has decreasedEd for the third month in a row, according to figures released by Similarweb on Thursday. OpenAI’s ChatGPT launched in November last year, Surpassing 100 million users But it began to decline in March, falling below 8.7 minutes spent by users Seven minutes to August on the site.
In June and Julyactive number on users ChatGPT left By about 10% per month But in August there was some stability, leading experts believe that students going on summer vacation contributed to the decline. similar web Reported ChatGPT users globally fell 3% in August, but website visits rose modestly in the US .4%.
“One theory as to why ChatGPT’s web traffic declined over the summer was the school holidays, which could help explain why the traffic trend stabilized in August as large numbers of US schoolchildren returned to class at the end of the month,” the report said.
ChatGPT is primarily used by college-age individuals, similar to the web documented in it August reportThey say a quarter of adults use AI tools.
“Students seeking homework help seem to be part of the story,” David F. said Carr, Senior Insights Manager at SimilarWeb. Reuters. He added: “The percentage of young users of the website dropped over the summer and is now starting to come back.”
Graduates and Graduates Students are using ChatGPTAccording to an independent survey conducted by Intelligent.com. The survey questioned 1,223 students; 30% said they used ChatGPT for their schoolwork during the 2022-2023 academic year.
While the surveyed group is small, teachers have expressed concern that the majority of their students use ChatGPT to some extent and have implemented the software in the classroom to detect whether assignments have been completed using AI. Other schools, including the University of Michigan Law School, have gone so far as to add guidelines to the application process saying That “applicants should not use ChatGPT or other artificial intelligence tools as part of their drafting process.”
When OpenAI was released ChatGPT tool, it quickly became one Fastest growing apps in history. A factor contributing to his decline may be that he is Getting more and more wrong. Research A survey conducted by Stanford University and UC Berkeley found that GPT-4 in March Identify prime numbers with 97.6% accuracy. The The same study conducted in June found that its accuracy had dropped to a shockingly low 2.4%.
The researchers noted that more studies are needed, but wrote: “The behavior of a ‘similar’ (large language model) service can change significantly in a relatively short time.”
It’s also a fact that OpenAI faces more competition in the chatbot space almost every day. just yesterday, Enthropic introduced a paid category At the same $20/month price point as ChatGPT for cloud chatbots.
OpenAI did not immediately respond to Gizmodo’s request for comment.