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ChatGPT and the AI revolution: a comprehensive investigation of its multidimensional impact and potential

Mohd Afjal (VIT Business School, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 13 October 2023




The aim of the study is to understand the transformative impact of ChatGPT on artificial intelligence (AI) research, its applications, implications, challenges and potential to shape future AI trends. The study also seeks to assess the relevance and quality of research output through citation and bibliographic coupling analysis.


This study employed a comprehensive bibliometric analysis using Biblioshiny and VOSviewer to investigate the research trends, influential entities and leading contributors in the domain of AI, focusing on the ChatGPT model.


The analysis revealed a high prevalence of AI-related terms, indicating a significant interest in and engagement with ChatGPT in AI studies and applications. “Nature” and “Thorp H.H.” emerged as the most cited source and author, respectively, while the USA surfaced as the leading contributor in the field.

Research limitations/implications

While the findings provide a comprehensive overview of the ChatGPT research landscape, it is important to note that the conclusions drawn are only as current as the data used.

Practical implications

The study highlights potential collaboration opportunities and signals areas of research that might benefit from increased focus or diversification. It serves as a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and policymakers for strategic planning and decision-making in AI research, specifically in relation to ChatGPT.


This study is one of the first to provide a comprehensive bibliometric analysis of the ChatGPT research domain, its multidimensional impact and potential. It offers valuable insights for a range of stakeholders in understanding the current landscape and future directions of ChatGPT in AI.



Afjal, M. (2023), "ChatGPT and the AI revolution: a comprehensive investigation of its multidimensional impact and potential", Library Hi Tech, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.



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