OpenAI’s AI-powered chatbot, ChatGPT, has been on a downward spiral. In August, it marked the third month consecutively showing a decline in the number of visits to its website.
The decline in website visits could be attributed to several factors, including the summer break, the FTC investigation, and reports that ChatGPT is getting dumber.
Similarweb, a web analytics company, believes that the drop in website visits was a result of the summer break. The company also noted that there was a demographic shift in ChatGPT users, with fewer college students using the website over the summer.
The FTC is investigating OpenAI to determine whether the company has breached consumer protection laws. The investigation could lead to new laws that restrict the development of AI models, which would negatively affect ChatGPT and other chatbots.
There have also been reports that ChatGPT is getting dumber. These reports suggest that OpenAI’s investments in new features and improvements have not been enough to improve the chatbot’s accuracy.
Only time will tell if ChatGPT will be able to turn things around.
The company has said that it is working on new features and improvements, but it is unclear if these will be enough to reverse the decline in website visits