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Let’s Talk About The Rise Of AI Companions: Top 50 GenAI Web Products Revealed

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An interesting study was recently released about what AI products we humans were drawn to. And there were a few really fascinating things about this study that have made our humanness so apparent.

The first is that while most people would presume that most AIs would be used in a work context, this apparently wasn’t the case. While it is true that ChatGPT takes centre stage – along with Google’s Bard and Quora’s Poe in the mix – there were other AIs in the chart that were likely not being used for work.


While ChatGPT had a massive lead in terms of the most-visited AIs, CharacterAI emerged as the number two spot taker. And it was the position at number two that’s fascinating.

AI companions like CharacterAI, offer users a personalised interaction with AI. In fact, companion AIs accounted for 13.2 percent of the top 50 list, second only to general assistant AIs which dominated at 68.7 percent.

Now which one of you has got an AI girlfriend or boyfriend? Source

Top 50 GenAI Web Products, By Monthly Visits

1. ChatGPT 


3. Bard

4. Poe 

5. QuillBot

6. PhotoRoom

7. CivitAI

8. Midjourney 

9. Hugging face 

10. Perplexity

11. You

12.  Leonardo 



15.  tome 

16. AI-Novel



19. Clipchamp 


21. Nightcafe 

22. Replicate 

23. Speechify 

24. ElevenLabs

25. Lexica 

26. VocalRemover 

27. Writesonic 

28. ChatPDF 

29. D-ID 



32. Runway 

33. Playground 

34. Kaiber 

35. Hotpot

36. Stable Diffusion 


38. ZeroGPT 

39. Smodin 


41. Fliki


43. Kapwing 

44. Gamma

45. Looka 

46. Human or not 

47. PIXai

48.  Writer

49. NovelAI

50. DeepSwap

AI and human interaction

Companion AIs are different from traditional chatbots or smart assistants, which are mainly designed to perform specific tasks or answer queries. Companion AIs aim to provide emotional support, social engagement, and entertainment to their users. They could also help users improve their skills, habits, and well-being.

Interestingly, companion AIs have a high retention rate compared to other consumer apps. Users tend to chat with their companion AIs regularly and for long periods of time. And they remained faithful to the sites they liked best.

So are we all terribly lonely as a species? Or is this just something new and exciting that we feel the urge to experiment with?