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Which sectors are working with OpenAI?

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ChatGPT offers AI solutions to hundreds of companies globally. Image: Unsplash/Zac Wolff

Felix Richter
Data Journalist, Statista
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  • OpenAI is currently in the headlines for its AI-powered chatbot, ChatGPT, but its technology is already being used around the world.
  • This Statista infographic highlights the sectors the US-based artificial intelligence research and deployment company is working with, using data from Enterprise Apps Today.
  • Technology, education, business services, manufacturing and finance are the sectors most likely to take advantage of its solutions.

While OpenAI has really risen to fame with the release of ChatGPT in November 2022, the U.S.-based artificial intelligence research and deployment company is about much more than its popular AI-powered chatbot. In fact, OpenAI’s technology is already being used by hundreds of companies around the world.

According to data published by the enterprise software platform Enterprise Apps Today, companies in the technology and education sectors are most likely to take advantage of OpenAI’s solutions, while business services, manufacturing and finance are also high on the list of industries utilizing artificial intelligence in their business processes.


Broadly defined as “the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages” artificial intelligence (AI) can now be found in various applications, including for example web search, natural language translation, recommendation systems, voice recognition and autonomous driving. In healthcare, AI can help synthesize large volumes of clinical data to gain a holistic view of the patient, but it’s also used in robotics for surgery, nursing, rehabilitation and orthopedics.

Infographic showcasing the number of companies using OpenAI technology in their business processes.
Infographic showcasing the number of companies using OpenAI technology in their business processes. Image: Statista / Enterprise Apps Today

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