• Mindstream
  • Posts
  • How many people are using AI really?

How many people are using AI really?

+ Walking just got more fun

Mindstream Banner


The famous Chupa Chups logo was designed by the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí in 1969.

What’s in store:

  • ChatGPT - it turns out not everyone uses it.

  • An App you might not need, but should try.

  • Around the web: "Godzilla Minus One," is streaming on Netflix.

  • ColdIQ is giving Mindstream readers a free guide on AI for sales!

Read Time: 5 minutes


A recent survey highlighted the potential for AI tools like ChatGPT to become more integrated into daily life, showing that there is still a huge amount of room for adoption.

Researchers from the Reuters Institute and Oxford University surveyed 12,000 people across six countries, including the UK, and found that while only 2% of British respondents use AI tools regularly, there is a growing interest, especially among young adults.

Young adults (18-24 years old) are leading the charge of embracing AI technology.

Dr Richard Fletcher, the report's lead author, notes a "mismatch" between the hype surrounding AI and the current level of public engagement, suggesting ample room for growth.

Generative AI, such as ChatGPT, has garnered significant attention and shows great promise, even if it's not yet part of everyone’s routine internet use.

The study indicates that while opinions on AI's impact are divided, the potential for significant societal change is widely recognised.

Key points from the study include:

  • 30% of UK respondents are unaware of prominent AI tools.

  • Younger people are more open to adopting AI technology.

  • Public perception of AI’s impact is mixed, with sector-specific hopes and concerns.

Is AI living up to the hype?

The survey also found that the majority expect generative AI to have a large impact on society in the next five years, particularly in news, media, and science.

Most respondents believe generative AI will improve their lives, although there are concerns about its broader societal impact.

"People’s hopes and fears for generative AI vary a lot depending on the sector," Dr Fletcher said.

Optimism is higher for AI in science and healthcare, while there is more caution regarding its use in news and journalism, as well as concerns about job security.

This research underscores the need for nuanced discussions about AI, involving all stakeholders, including governments and regulators.

So, all of us AI nerds are still the early adopters. You’re a trendsetter!

Will AI match up to the hype?

Login or Subscribe to participate in polls.

Vote for live results and see results + opinions from yesterday at the bottom of the email.


Learn to leverage AI to boost your Outbound Sales with ColdIQ’s extensive prospecting guide.

This resource covers innovative real-world AI use cases that booked ~460 meetings for 22 clients across 9 industries (in under 3 months).

It includes strategies for leveraging AI agents, the best AI Sales tools, and large Language Models (including GPT-4o and Claude 3 Opus) to research prospects and personalise your outreach at scale.

Whether you’re a startup founder or a sales professional, you’ll find tips that help you fill your pipeline without adding human capital.

On This Day

June 2nd 2003 - Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe was launched from the Baikonur Space Centre in Kazakhstan.

AI Image or Real? - The Results!

A dense forest of pine trees covered in snow, shrouded by a thick fog. Was it fake or real?

39% said AI…

61% said it was real…

It was real! This photo was taken by Azeen Shah! Good job team.

Free Resource

Stuck on which tools you need for your marketing strategy? We have the best collection that could come in handy.


Stompers is a new iOS app that turns walking into a fun competition.

Created by designer Soren Iverson, known for his quirky app designs, this app lets users prank and out-walk their friends, with the aim of making you more active.

Users create a Stomper avatar and start walking. As they “race,” they pick up items to hinder or help their friends - yes, it’s like Mario Kart for your dog walk.

Baseball bats knock friends back, bananas might trip or propel them, and rockets can shoot users forward.

The app’s whimsical but highly stylised art, designed by Jim Soper, adds to the fun.

Users can even track steps in quirky ways, like counting how many Danny DeVitos they’ve walked.

Here’s how it works:

  • You create a Stomper avatar and start walking.

  • As you “race,” you can pick up items to hinder or help your friends.

  • Items like baseball bats knock them back, bananas might propel or trip them, and rockets can shoot you forward.

Walking made… fun?

Beyond just steps, Stompers encourages social interaction.

Iverson aims to make fitness a low-effort way to connect with friends, even if it’s just through playful competition.

Despite being just a week old, Iverson and his co-founder Josh Rozin already have big plans for the app.

They’re discussing a potential single-player version, for example.

Both hinted at a broad future for the app, with Rozin saying Stompers has “huge potential beyond fitness.”

Okay, but can we get Strava integration next?


Transform How You Work and Organize Information

Flot is your all-in-one and everywhere AI assistant, working across any websites and apps to help you write better, read faster, and remember information well. Everything is just one click away.(Available on Windows and macOS)

Mindstream Picks

Tech stocks are popular for their high returns, with top performers like Amazon delivering strong gains; tracking these can indicate future potential.

A new “Astro Bot” game for PlayStation 5, featuring six galaxies and over 80 levels, will launch on Sept. 6, as announced in PlayStation’s "State of Play."

Crypto investors are bracing for the release of $44 billion in altcoin tokens in 2024, which could severely impact prices due to selling pressure.

China’s Chang’e-6 mission successfully landed on the moon's far side to collect unique lunar samples, targeting the Apollo crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin.

Don’t Miss - Godzilla Minus One is streaming worldwide on Netflix, excluding Japan and France, as announced by Toho International. The film, written and directed by Takashi Yamakazi, explores Godzilla's origins post-World War II and follows a kamikaze pilot's survival.

AI Art

Our Image of the Day

Artwork submitted by Mindstream reader Sai B: “Cows in a Flying Saucer”

Daily Image Prompt

An Octopus plushie

We get a lot of submissions, but we do look at every single one! So please don’t hesitate to send us your art.

Yesterday’s Poll

“Will Google ever nail an AI feature first-time?”

No, they will keep making mistakes. - 57%

Yes, they will get better. - 43%

Reader’s Opinions

“I cannot elaborate because I've yet to find an AI program to work with. However, it is my opinion that things, no matter how great they are, will eventually be great, perhaps that one mistake, it'll make it an even better program.” - Bj Honkamp

“It’s machine learning, the more info more accurate it will be” - rondmorgan

Submit your opinions in our daily poll to be featured!

Collage of Authors

That's the end of another Mindstream! Isn't it great?

❤️ We need your feedback to make our newsletter better.

📣 Refer our newsletter to your friends and make us feel all warm and fuzzy.

🚀 Advertise in our newsletter to reach 130,000+ founders, engineers, and content creators.

Would You Recommend Us?

Login or Subscribe to participate in polls.