AI Popularity Soaring, Yet Bitcoin’s 2017 Hype Remains Unmatched: Analyzing Search Trends

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AI trends have reached an all-time high on Google, but they still haven’t surpassed the popularity of Bitcoin in 2017. Artificial intelligence has been a hot topic in recent months, with some suggesting it’s the latest tech fad after cryptocurrency and the metaverse. Most notably, OpenAI executives have warned that within the next ten years, AI will exceed expert skill level in most domains and be as productive as one of today’s largest corporations.

However, despite the growing global and United States search interest in AI, peaking at a Google Trends score of 89, it still falls short of Bitcoin’s peak search interest of 100 in December 2017. At that time, Bitcoin was nearing its then-high of $20,000. Mark Schilsky, an Alliance Bernstein technology specialist, noted that AI is “still far below the absolute hype of Bitcoin,” referring specifically to U.S. search trends.

In contrast, China has shown more consistent search interest for AI compared to Bitcoin on a monthly basis since May 2013. The Chinese government has banned cryptocurrencies in the country and restricted Google search, favoring Baidu as its search engine. While Bitcoin searches in China occasionally showed brief surges during significant crypto events, AI search interest hit its all-time high of 100 in April 2023. Currently, the search score for AI in China is around 94.

Recently, Flytek, a state-sponsored Chinese AI company, announced it is launching “Spark Model,” an AI system designed to compete directly with OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Chinese officials have also discussed the need for improved security governance on internet data and AI during a meeting in late May.

Despite the growing interest and ongoing advancements in AI, Bitcoin’s peak popularity remains unmatched. It will be interesting to see if any other tech trends or developments manage to surpass Bitcoin’s 2017 peak in search interest or if cryptocurrencies will continue to lead the hype when it comes to technological innovation.

In conclusion, while AI has experienced a significant boost in popularity and continues to dominate headlines, it has yet to achieve the same level of interest as Bitcoin did in 2017. It remains to be seen how the technological landscape and public interest will continue to evolve in the coming years, particularly as AI continues to advance and integrate with various industries. Nevertheless, even with a touch of skepticism, the growth and development of AI technology still hold immense potential for shaping the future.

Source: Cointelegraph

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