“AI” Tops Google Search Numbers, But Still Behind “Bitcoin”

Paigambar Mohan Raj
Source: Decrypt

Google search volume for “AI” has risen to a new record high. However, the search volume for “AI” is still lower than that of “Bitcoin” in 2017. 2017 was the year of Bitcoin (BTC) mania, and the asset hit a score of 100 on Google Trends, while “AI” hit a score of 89.

Over the past few months, artificial intelligence (AI) has dominated news stories. Some claim it’s the most recent “tech fad” following cryptocurrencies and the Metaverse. On May 31, technology analyst Mark Schilsky of Alliance Bernstein said that AI was “still far below the absolute hype of Bitcoin.”

Source: Google Trends

The outcomes, however, are very different in China, where Google search is constrained and cryptocurrencies are illegal. The preferred search engine in the nation is Baidu. Since May 2013, China’s Google users have regularly shown greater monthly search interest for AI than for BTC.

Source: Google Trends

However, it should be known that the spike in “AI” search volume is happening right now, and the BTC search spike happened in 2017. Therefore, “AI” search volume does have the potential to overtake BTC in the future.

AI and Bitcoin’s journey more intertwined than we think?

AI and BTC, or crypto in general, have a lot in common. Both began as outcasts, and both are taking central roles in their respective sectors. Moreover, the future is becoming more and more digital. Therefore, it is possible that AI and the crypto space will grow together over the next few decades.

In the same regard, it is ironic that OpenAI CTO Mira Murati, had her Twitter account hacked, which then began promoting crypto scams.

OpenAI officials warned in a blog post that AI will surpass expert skill levels in “most domains” within ten years. It would also produce as much as “one of today’s largest corporations.” This makes room to believe that AI could help solve the problems that still persist in the crypto space, such as hacks and attacks. Both technologies might be able to help humans better co-exist and work towards a brighter future.