ChatGPT had its public launch last week. And it immediately went viral. Within 5 days the artificial intelligence system accumulated a record-breaking 1 million users.
To put it in perspective it took platforms like Facebook, Spotify, and Twitter months to achieve this number of users.
The free-to-use version created by OpenAI was released to the public. And it was so popular that the download link was overwhelmed and had to be shut down temporarily.
The link on the OpenAI website is up and working again.
Musk and OpenAI
The San Francisco-based company OpenAI was founded in 2015 by Elon Musk and other wealthy entrepreneurs who collectively pledged $1 billion to the venture.
OpenAI was founded in 2015 by a group of investors, including Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, John Schulman, and Wojciech Zaremba.
The company’s stated goal was to advance digital intelligence in a way that is safe and beneficial for humanity. Over the years, OpenAI has received additional funding from a variety of investors, including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and Y Combinator.