Alright, so we’ve got some interesting data here from Ofcom, showing that a whopping three-quarters of young Brits have dabbled in the world of generative AI tools. That’s right, 74% of online 16-24 year olds have given these AI tools a whirl. And it’s not just the youngsters – even the teenagers are getting in on the action, with a staggering four-fifths of them using generative AI tools. But hey, it’s not just the younguns, about one-third of all adults have given it a shot too.
Now, why are they using these tools, you might ask? Well, it seems like a lot of people are just curious and want to chat or explore the technology. Some are using them for fun, and others are using them to help with their studies.
But it’s not all fun and games – a good chunk of people, about 58%, are concerned about the future impact of AI on society. And you know, it’s not just the average Joe and Jane using these AI tools – even older internet users are getting in on the action, using them for work and leisure.
Now, in terms of popularity, Open AI’s ChatGPT seems to be the frontrunner, with a whopping 3.4 million UK adults at its peak. But let’s not forget about Snapchat My AI and Bing Chat, which are also making waves. And get this – YouTube is now getting more visits than Facebook by UK adults. Times are a-changin’ folks!