Artificial intelligence (AI) was a more popular search term on Google than "Bitcoin" or "crypto" this year, data from Google Trends shows.

Since 2020, search interest for "Bitcoin" and occasionally "crypto" had surpassed searches for "AI".

However, this trend began to change around August 2022.

The breakout for "AI" searches occurred in November 2022, the same month that OpenAI’s ChatGPT was launched.

Since then, the gap between AI and crypto-related search terms has widened.