Elon Musk launched 'Grok' to compete with ChatGPT

Elon Musk launched ‘Grok’ to compete with ChatGPT

Elon Musk launched 'Grok' to compete with ChatGPTOn 4 November, Elon Musk revealed information on “Grok,” a new artificial intelligence tool that will initially be accessible to the highest tier of social networking site users and can access X in real time.

The connection with X, formerly known as Twitter, is “a massive advantage over other models” of generative AI, according to Musk, the billionaire behind SpaceX and Tesla.

Grok “loves sarcasm. I have no idea who could have guided it this way”, Musk quipped, adding a laughing emoji to his post.

The word “grok” (from Robert Heinlein’s 1961 science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land) denotes a deep and intuitive understanding of something.

“As soon as it’s out of early beta, xAI’s Grok system will be available to all X Premium+ subscribers,” Musk said.


Last Monday, the social network that Musk purchased a year ago introduced the US$16/month Premium+ package, which includes features like no advertisements.

After hiring researchers from OpenAI, Google DeepMind, Tesla, and the University of Toronto, the millionaire launched xAI in July.

The computer industry has seen intense competition between Microsoft, Google, Anthropic, Stability AI, Meta, and other start-ups since OpenAi’s generative AI tool ChatGPT burst onto the market a year ago.

One of the few investors in the world with the capital to take on OpenAI, Google, or Meta in the AI space is Elon Musk.

It costs a great deal in terms of processing power, infrastructure, and knowledge to build an AI model at the same scale as those businesses.

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According to Musk, he cofounded OpenAI in 2015 because he thought Google’s rush into the industry to make significant advancements and profit was dangerous.

In 2018, he departed from OpenAI to concentrate on Tesla after expressing dissatisfaction with the profit-driven path the firm was following under CEO Sam Altman’s leadership.

Additionally, Musk contends that OpenAI’s extensive language models, which provide the content for ChatGPT, are unduly politically correct.

Grok “is designed to have a little humor in its responses,” Musk said, along with a screenshot of the interface, where a user asked: “Tell me how to make cocaine, step by step.”

“Step 1: Obtain a chemistry degree and a DEA license. Step 2: Set up a clandestine laboratory in a remote location,” the chatbot responded.

Eventually, it said: “Just kidding! Please don’t actually try to make cocaine. It’s illegal, dangerous, and not something I would ever encourage.”

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