A new report says Google searches for the word “ChatGPT” have skyrocketed globally, thanks to its ability to generate human-like responses.
Interestingly, China tops the list of countries where search interest for a text-based AI tool is at a record high.
According to data collected by the publisher Feinbold, global Google searches for the word “ChatGPT” rose by a score of 92 on January 13. The score peaked at 100 for the week ending January 11, down from 1 as of November 30, 2022 when the tool was launched.
ChatGPT is in high demand for its functionality, as the platform understands and provides surprisingly accurate feedback on various human inputs.
Reports have suggested that ChatGPT can write code and even create malicious mails with phishing links, among other things.
The publisher said that the “advanced and creative responses eclipsed pre-AI chatbots”.
ChatGPT’s popularity is nationwide
China ranks first with a score of 100 as of January 13, followed by Nepal at 35, while Norway ranks third with a score of 28, Singapore ranks fourth with a score of 27, India and the United States fail to make it into the top 10 countries that have a growing demand for ChatGPT.
Feinbold noted that “China is leading the demand for ChatGPT despite reports that local tech giants have expressed opposition to the tool.
Social media giant Tencent chose to remove ChatGPT-related software from the WeChat platform.
ChatGPT is not officially available in the country yet and the high demand in the country can be attributed to various factors such as users choosing to make use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
Despite the success of ChatGPT, the AI chatbot developed by Microsoft-owned OpenAI, it has its limitations.
The main drawback is that its knowledge is limited until 2021, and the report said search engines have the upper hand over the ability to provide information in real time.