The Wikimedia Foundation has revealed the 25 most-read articles on English Wikipedia this year with ChatGPT comfortably in the number one spot.

Just over one year since its launch, ChatGPT  – and artificial intelligence (AI) in general – continues to be a hot topic, in public discourse. Often as a source of concern. This week a study found 36% of the world’s IT workers are fearful AI will take their jobs over the next five years.

The Wikimedia report detailed the large language model (LLM) chatbot’s article had “pageviews between 100,000 and 400,000 nearly every day.”

“In fact, across all of the languages Wikipedia supports, we registered over 78 million pageviews to ChatGPT articles.”

The list of the most-viewed Wikipedia articles of 2023 includes the figures up to Nov. 28, but a full, definitive list up to the end of the year will be compiled and released in January.

Other topics in the top 10 included Deaths in 2023, Cricket World Cup (plus two other cricket entries) and two different listings relating to the Oppenheimer film.

Impact of ChatGPT

Sports, film and celebrities are popular evergreen pop-culture topics people want to read about. Those areas always dominate the Wikipedia list but it is a sign of the times and the vast interest in OpenAI’s flagship product it commands the top spot.

The ChatGPT entry on Wikipedia begins with a concise explanation of what it is:

“ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer) is a chatbot developed by OpenAI and launched on November 30, 2022. Based on a large language model, it enables users to refine and steer a conversation towards a desired length, format, style, level of detail, and language.”

As is customary with all content listed on the online encyclopedia, the article gives a detailed explanation and breakdown of ChatGPT and is available in 98 languages.

The 25 most-read articles on English Wikipedia in 2023

  1. ChatGPT: 49,490,406
  2. Deaths in 2023: 42,666,860
  3. 2023 Cricket World Cup: 38,171,653
  4. Indian Premier League: 32,012,810
  5.  Oppenheimer (film): 28,348,248
  6. Cricket World Cup: 25,961,417
  7. J. Robert Oppenheimer: 25,672,469
  8.  Jawan (film): 21,791,126
  9. 2023 Indian Premier League: 20,694,974
  10.  Pathaan (film): 19,932,509
  11. The Last of Us (TV series): 19,791,789
  12. Taylor Swift: 19,418,385
  13.  Barbie (film): 18,051,077
  14. Cristiano Ronaldo: 17,492,537
  15. Lionel Messi: 16,623,630
  16. Premier League: 16,604,669
  17. Matthew Perry: 16,454,666
  18. United States: 16,240,461
  19. Elon Musk: 14,370,395
  20.  Avatar: The Way of Water: 14,303,116
  21. India: 13,850,178
  22. Lisa Marie Presley: 13,764,007
  23.  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: 13,392,917
  24. Russian invasion of Ukraine: 12,798,866
  25. Andrew Tate: 12,728,616

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