2 new charts - Search and ChatGPT
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By now you must have heard of ChatGPT, the OpenAI-powered chatbot. Are people actually using it or is it just another tech fad (looking at you, Snapchat AR Spectacles)? And how does the search engine market share look today compared to 2010?
Chart #1 - ChatGPT seemingly knows enough about most things to write academic essays, debug code, and explain quantum mechanics in a way that my physics teacher never could. Now more than ever the question of when, not if, AI will replace jobs is at the forefront of people’s minds.
But just how popular is it worldwide? Data from Google Trends shows the top 5 countries with the largest search interest in ChatGPT are China, Nepal, Singapore, Israel & Lebanon. USA comes in at 29, and UK all the way at 34!
Google Trends also shows us the first major uptick in popularity came at the end of November, and it only took 1 month to reach peak popularity by January. Is this the peak or will we see even higher popularity in the coming months?
Today’s 3 interesting stats:
Argentina’s World Cup squad brought 1,100lbs of yerba mate (a herbal infused drink) to Qatar. At 75 members including players, coaches and medics, this equates to around 14.7lbs of the drink each. For reference, that’s 22 checked bags (unless some members brough 100ml bottles in their carry-on)!
In 2022, Tesla lost more than $700bn in market cap. That’s a 65% drop off from the start of the year, and if this loss was a country’s GDP, it would be the 24th largest in the world - bigger than Argentina, Sweden or Belgium.
The longest time to hold one’s breath underwater is a staggering 24 minutes 37 seconds by the Croatian Budimir Šobat in March 2021. That’s about the same length of time as an episode of The Office!
Chart #2 - Google’s search engine is so popular that it has become a verb, added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2006. Launched in 1997, Google only needed 2 years to become the world’s largest search engine with over 1 billions webpages indexed. Pages and features such as Google Images, News, Maps, and Weather appeared over the next few years, and after its main competitors Yahoo tried (and failed) to buy Google for $3bn the company quickly solidified itself as the #1 search engine in the world.
Come 2010, Google’s market share has risen to 90%, an incredible 30x more than the second-largest search engine, Microsoft Bing. Google was being used to search for everything. 12 years later, it’s a similar story. Microsoft has managed to claw back an extra 5% from Google, but the dominance is still there. The Chinese Baidu and Russian Yandex search engines make up the top 4, but despite being large companies in their own right, barely make a dent in search engine market share.
See you on Friday with charts on Google Search in more detail, and popular apps!
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