The United States tops the list of countries using ChatGPT the most, accounting for 20% of the global traffic on OpenAI’s portal, according to a recent report published by Semrush, a digital presence analytics platform. Germany, France, India, Brazil, and the United Kingdom also rank among the top users of the platform, with Spain in seventh place, followed by Canada, Italy, and the Philippines.
The growth in traffic to OpenAI’s website is primarily attributed to ChatGPT, as well as DALL–E, its image generation tool. Visitor numbers soared from 800 million in January to 1.4 billion in February and 1.9 billion in March.
Semrush’s analysis reveals that 83% of worldwide traffic comes from users aged between 18 and 34, highlighting ChatGPT’s explosive popularity. Fernando Angulo, Senior Market Research Manager at Semrush, stated that the growth of ChatGPT and OpenAI has been meteoric, propelling OpenAI to be one of the top 50 most visited websites in the world in February and subsequently to the top 18 in March, according to data from Similarweb. USB firm notes that this rapid advancement is unprecedented in the history of consumer internet applications.
However, job-related concerns have also emerged. Searches for “Will AI take my job” grew by 700% year-over-year in January, while “What jobs will AI replace” increased by 1,011% during the same period.
Concerns about ChatGPT’s impact on employment arose quickly after its launch. OpenAI has addressed the issue in several reports on its developments, noting that professions such as mathematicians, accountants, journalists, legal secretaries, and administrative assistants could be more affected by the new technology.