According to a UBS report, world's current hottest artificial intelligenceChatGPT set a new record as the fastest-growing application breaching 100 million active users per month within two months of its release.
"In 20 years following the internet space, we cannot recall a faster ramp in a consumer internet app,” remarked USB analysts.
ChatGPT's explosive growth is even more astonishing compared to Tiktok's nine months and Instagram's 2.5 years benchmark, according to Sensor Tower's data.
Data Analytics Firm Similarweb also notes that ChatGPT had a jaw-dropping 13 million average unique daily visitors in January, two times higher than in December.
Microsoft & OpenAI Deploy ChatGPT Premiums
In line with ChatGPT's growth are its exponential computing fees, which prompted OpenAI to monetize the chatbot by officially launching ChatGPT Pro, currently priced at $20 per month and only available to users from the United States.
Microsoft is ramping up its AI integration with its new $7 monthly premium on MS Teams, allowing users to access ChatGPT for automated note-taking, meeting template generation and intuitive task recommendations.
This comes after Microsoft finalized a multi-billion dollar deal with ChatGPT parent company OpenAI, fanning the flames against fellow Big Five company Google which has dominated the search engine business for over 20 years.
Indefinite Red Alert Status for Google
In response to Microsoft's offensive, Google is currently testing AI chatbots like Apprentice Bard.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai also teased that Google may roll out AI-powered products within the year, despite Google AI Chief Jeff Dean stating that they will be conservative with AI to mitigate "reputational risk."
While ChatGPT and other existing AIs are not yet at that point, Gmail Founder Paul Buchheit clarified that it could develop quickly enough to topple Google within the next two years.
"Google may be only a year or two away from total disruption. AI will eliminate the Search Engine Result Page, which is where they make most of their money," stated Buchheit, "Even if they catch up on AI, they can't fully deploy it without destroying the most valuable part of their business!"