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2023 (MMXXIII) is the current year, and is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2023rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 23rd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2020s decade.

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2023 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2023
Ab urbe condita2776
Armenian calendar1472
Assyrian calendar6773
Baháʼí calendar179–180
Balinese saka calendar1944–1945
Bengali calendar1430
Berber calendar2973
British Regnal year1 Cha. 3  2 Cha. 3
Buddhist calendar2567
Burmese calendar1385
Byzantine calendar7531–7532
Chinese calendar壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
4719 or 4659
癸卯年 (Water Rabbit)
4720 or 4660
Coptic calendar1739–1740
Discordian calendar3189
Ethiopian calendar2015–2016
Hebrew calendar5783–5784
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2079–2080
 - Shaka Samvat1944–1945
 - Kali Yuga5123–5124
Holocene calendar12023
Igbo calendar1023–1024
Iranian calendar1401–1402
Islamic calendar1444–1445
Japanese calendarReiwa 5
Javanese calendar1956–1957
Juche calendar112
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4356
Minguo calendarROC 112
Nanakshahi calendar555
Thai solar calendar2566
Tibetan calendar阳水虎年
(male Water-Tiger)
2149 or 1768 or 996
(female Water-Rabbit)
2150 or 1769 or 997
Unix time1672531200 – 1704067199

The year so far has seen the decline in influence and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the WHO reducing its global health emergency status in May. The Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began in 2022 continued, and a series of coups, an armed conflict, and political crises broke out in numerous African nations. Catastrophic natural disasters included the fifth-deadliest earthquake of the 21st century striking Turkey and Syria, leaving nearly 60,000 people dead, as well as Cyclone Freddy – the longest-lasting recorded tropical cyclone in history – leading to over 1,400 deaths in Malawi and Mozambique, and Storm Daniel, which became the deadliest cyclone worldwide since Cyclone Nargis after killing at least 11,000 people in Libya.

2023 additionally witnessed a banking crisis resulting in the collapse of numerous American regional banks as well as the buyout of Credit Suisse by UBS in Switzerland. Among American banks, the two largest banks which collapsed were Silicon Valley Bank and First Republic Bank, the third and second largest banking collapses in US history respectively. April 2023 also witnessed India surpassing China as the world's most populous country.[1]

In the realm of technology, 2023 has seen the continued rise of generative AI models, with applications across various industries reaching new heights. These models, leveraging advancements in machine learning and natural language processing, have become capable of creating realistic and coherent text, images, and music. An AI arms race between private companies has continued since the late 2010s, with Microsoft-backed OpenAI and Google-owner Alphabet today most dominant among firms.[2]