Pew Research found that despite the popularity of ChatGPT in tech, only about 18% of Americans have actually used it. Among men aged 18-29 and college graduates, that figure is between 30-40%. Most use it for entertainment or education rather than work. Of those who have heard of ChatGPT, many believe it will greatly impact software engineers, graphic designers, and journalists.
Yet only 19% of professionals believe it will significantly impact their work. A more recent Pew survey shows that 47% of people are generally more concerned about the role of AI in everyday life, an increase from 31% the previous year.
Also for businesses
OpenAI has introduced "ChatGPT Enterprise", a business version of its AI chatbot with advanced privacy and customization options. It offers advanced data analytics capabilities and is based on the GPT-4 model. Despite its popularity with Fortune 500 companies, there is evidence of a decline in usage. OpenAI, which made significant investments in ChatGPT but generated modest revenue, plans to further monetize the service and add new enterprise features.
Finally in schools
After ChatGPT was released, US school districts blocked access because of fraud and privacy concerns. Now there are concerns about educational inequality among students with and without private internet access. So schools are reconsidering this decision and exploring the integration of AI tools into the classroom. Schools are providing training for teachers and establishing AI advisory boards.
In Germany, the teachers' association supports the use of AI in the classroom. The aim is to prepare students for an AI-dominated future.
Targeted for teachers
OpenAI plans to use ChatGPT in schools despite potential for abuse. A major concern is plagiarism by students. To improve the educational image, OpenAI proposes the use of ChatGPT as a language learning aid and for test question writing. One proposal emphasises critical thinking over ChatGPT answers. OpenAI acknowledges that AI-generated content is difficult to recognise and gives suggestions for tutor use. Despite risks, AI models are expected to play a role in education.
Meta can do without news
Since August, users in Canada have not been able to share news links on Facebook. According to analytics firms Similarweb and Data.ai, this change has not significantly affected Facebook usage. Meta Platforms, Facebook's parent company, introduced the block to avoid having to pay for news links, stressing that news is of little value to their platforms. The block affects both Facebook and Instagram. It was introduced in response to a new tax to promote news.