Do you perceive a decline in ChatGPT’s growth rate? The ChatGPT, which ignited a global trend in artificial intelligence (AI), appears to have reached a bottleneck period as its utilization rate has decreased and website traffic growth has significantly slowed down.

Morgan Stanley’s survey indicates that only 4% of individuals rely on ChatGPT

According to a report by US Stock Investment Network, Morgan Stanley conducted a survey in April among 2,000 respondents, in which only 19% reported having used ChatGPT, with only 4% relying on the platform.

In March of this year, the Pew Research Center conducted a survey of more than 10,000 American adults, revealing that 18% of respondents had heard a lot about ChatGPT, 39% had heard a little, and 42% had never heard of it.

Data analysis tool SimilarWeb’s data also shows that ChatGPT’s website traffic growth rate was impressive, with a growth rate of 131.6% in January compared to the previous month, 62.5% in February, 55.8% in March, and 12.6% in April. However, this growth rate has significantly slowed down, reaching only 2.8% in May.

As ChatGPT becomes more widespread, it is normal for the growth rate to slow down as the base becomes larger. However, the signs indicate that the growth rate in June may even become negative.

Is ChatGPT experiencing a decline in intelligence?

At the beginning of June, there was a discussion about ChatGPT’s decline in intelligence. Logan Kilpatrick, the ambassador of OpenAI, responded to this by stating that the large model has remained static and has not been contaminated by external data in large quantities. However, he also admitted that large models are unstable, so the responses to the same prompts may be inconsistent.

An AI practitioner mentioned that a foreign practitioner shared an article on the OpenAI forum arguing that GPT was losing its intelligence as early as May. Recently, the practitioner tested GPT-4’s API by making it solve simple math problems. Based on the accuracy of the results, GPT-4-0314 scored full marks, GPT-4 scored 80 points, and GPT-4-0613 barely scored 50 points. 0314 and 0613 refer to snapshots of the system’s state on March 14th and June 13th, respectively.

Aside from the varying experiences with ChatGPT, its popularity is not as widespread as previously thought.

An increasing number of companies are prohibiting their employees from sharing data with ChatGPT, which may be one of the reasons for its declining intelligence.

The team at American Stock Investment Network believes that the fundamental reason for ChatGPT’s decline is the privacy issues that have made it difficult for the platform to function properly. In order for users to reduce their daily workload with ChatGPT, they must upload company data and customer information to ChatGPT’s servers for the platform to analyze and draw conclusions from, but most companies prohibit their employees from doing so. Even though ChatGPT founder Sam Altman has stated that the upgraded version of ChatGPT will no longer store user data, who is willing to take that risk?

Due to these limitations, ChatGPT’s scope of application is also limited. Long-term users of ChatGPT have mentioned that it is more like an upgraded version of Google or Baidu, providing some assistance but unable to replace human or senior professionals.