Wikipedia Hot Picks: What Caught Everyone’s Eye in 2023

Wikipedia hot picks. Wikipedia just dropped the top 25 pages folks were checking out in 2023. And let’s just say, it’s a mixed bag—from AI to cricket and Indian movie magic.

The Big Hitters

This year, the most popular kid on the block was OpenAI’s ChatGPT. It clocked in a whopping 49.4 million views. This chatty bot broke records for growing super fast in February, hitting 100 million active users. Other tech giants are pouring cash into similar AI, and that’s shaping things up in the tech world.

The Scoop on ChatGPT

People were digging deeper into ChatGPT’s tech history and backstory. Anusha Alikhan from Wikimedia Foundation spilled the beans, mentioning that ChatGPT learns from Wikipedia. Yep, the human-made info on Wikipedia helps power up this chatbot’s brain.

Wikipedia’s Role

Turns out, Wikipedia’s crucial for training almost every big language model out there. But here’s the twist—they don’t charge OpenAI for their content. Why? Because they’re a nonprofit, no ads, and no snooping on user info.

Who Else Made the Cut?

Following ChatGPT, the top slots were filled by bios of people who passed away in 2023, the 2023 Cricket World Cup, the Indian Premier League (a cricket league), and the movie “Oppenheimer.”

India Takes Center Stage

India rocked a fifth of the list this year. Why? Well, their audience is showing up big time, adding to the buzz. India’s got a strong media scene and tech game, no surprises there.

India’s Impact

The India flexing its muscles in global media, expected given it’s on track to outrank China in population. India’s internet crowd is growing fast—900 million users are in the cards, up from 759 million.

Cricket Craze

Cricket was a big deal this year. The 2023 Cricket World Cup entry got over 38 million hits. India played hard and made it to the finals against Australia. Virat Kohli grabbed the spotlight as the series’ player of the show.

New Entries

Cricket snuck into the top 25 for the first time in Wikipedia history. The Indian Premier League got attention twice—the league itself snagged 32 million views, and its 2023 season raked in over 20 million.

Bollywood Beats Hollywood?

Two Indian action film, “Jawan” and “Pathaan,” stole the spotlight from big American hits like “Barbie” and “Avatar: The Way of Water.” Even though “Barbie” made more money, “Pathaan” and “Jawan” got more eyeballs on Wikipedia.

Bottom Line

Wikipedia’s list for 2023 is a mash-up of AI wonders, cricket madness, and Bollywood glitz. India’s making its mark on the global stage, and it looks like the world’s taking notice.