Three Arab countries rank in top 10 for ChatGPT searches

Three Arab countries rank in top 10 for ChatGPT searches
Google data indicates huge interest across the MENA region in AI, with three countries ranking in the top ten for the most searches for ChatGPT.
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27 January, 2023
ChatGPT can answer questions and mimics human speech [Getty/file photo]

Three Arab countries ranked in the top 10 countries in the world to search for the latest artificial intelligence chatbot, ChatGPT, according to Google analytics.

Launched by OpenAI at the end of November last year, ChatGPT - Conversational Generative Pre-training Transformer - is a programme that generates text which mimics human speech, answers questions, and performs other language-based tasks.

Data on Google shows Lebanon in fourth place globally for searching the term "ChatGPT". 

Despite its small size and current economic depression, Lebanon has long been an attractive place for innovation.

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The country of roughly six million has a vibrant tech community and a growing number of start-ups and companies working in AI. Its prestigious universities and research institutions are also actively engaged in AI research and development.

The two other Arab countries were Palestine and Morocco, which came in sixth and ninth places respectively.

China came in first place globally with a score of 100, followed by Nepal and Israel.

Surprisingly, the United States failed to feature among the top 10 countries.