Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – OpenAI’s glory seems to be coming to an end. The company behind the ChatGPT chatbot will reportedly go bankrupt in 2024.
Reportedly, the ChatGPT service has yet to generate profits for the company. OpenAI must reach a budget of up to US$ 700 thousand (Rp 10 billion) per day to operate ChatGPT, and does not include costs for other AI products such as GPT-4 and Dall-E2, quoted from First PostTuesday (22/8/2023).
OpenAI actually still has other income, such as funding from Microsoft of US $ 10 billion and the paid service ChatGPT Plus. But still can not cover the operational costs incurred.
Report from Analytics India Magazine mentions that burning money is still being carried out by the company founded by Sam Altman.
Problems should also be compounded because ChatGPT active users have decreased. This fact is different from what happened when the chatbot was released late last year.
Two months after its launch, ChatGPT amassed 100 million active users. Its popularity is so fast that even big companies like Google and Microsoft are competing to adopt similar technology.
However, less than a year after its release, ChatGPT users decreased by 12% as of July 2023. That is, to 1.5 billion users from the previous 1.7 billion users.
Note that this figure is based on the number of users visiting the ChatGPT site. Not counting the number of users using OpenAI’s API.
The API is also a source of other problems. Because many companies are finally taking advantage of it, creating their own internal chatbots and not relying on ChatGPT.
Altman also added to the problem with a controversial statement. One of them is that AI will take away human jobs and the need to regulate this technology.
OpenAI’s goal is to generate US$200 million by 2023 and US$1 billion is considered too far-fetched. According to a report, the development of ChatGPT alone cost the company up to US$540 million.
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