Sizable Minority of Young Workers Rely on ChatGPT

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Older people, on the other hand, are less likely to rely upon this form of generative AI. For instance, only 21% of working Americans between 30 and 49 confirmed they used ChatGPT in February 2024. For employed individuals ages 50 and above, just 10% turned to the chatbot.

If current trends maintain, people entering the workforce or just starting out in their careers will likely continue relying on ChatGPT.

This could be problematic for young people

Last year, OpenAI, the parent company of ChatGPT, got hit with a lawsuit from the New York Times.

The esteemed publication accused OpenAI of pulling from copyrighted content to train bots like ChatGPT. Since then, other generative AI developers found themselves on the receiving end of legal action, as well.

Despite its popularity among younger people, ChatGPT has come under fire for spitting out information that isn’t always accurate or up-to-date. For this reason, people who do depend upon the OpenAI chatbot are encouraged to fact-check any content it emits.