Elon Musk’s xAI Launches Grōk: The ChatGPT Rival

ChatGPT is amazing but...Grōk

Elon Musk has entered the AI chatbot scene with a new project called xAI, and their first creation is a chatbot named Grok. Right now, Grok is in the early stages of learning and is being tested by a small group of people. Musk aims for xAI and Grok to be big players in the AI world, competing with other AI companies. Grok is not your average chatbot; it’s designed to be witty and a bit bold, ready to tackle the tricky questions others might not.

Here’s more on Grok:

  • Company and Product:
    • xAI is Elon Musk’s new AI company.
    • Grok is the first AI chatbot from xAI.
  • Current Phase:
    • Grok is still learning, with two months of training done.
    • It’s in the early beta phase, which means it’s still being tested and improved.
  • Availability:
    • Only a select group of users can use Grok for now.
    • A wider release is planned after this test phase.
  • Characteristics:
    • Grok has a personality inspired by “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”.
    • It’s supposed to be witty, a little rebellious, and ready to answer spicy questions.
  • Data Access:
    • Grok can use data from 𝕏 (another Musk venture), which could give it an advantage.
  • Future Plans:
    • Grok will be part of 𝕏 Premium+, costing $16 per month.
  • Performance:
    • In tests with middle school math and Python coding tasks, Grok did better than other models like ChatGPT-3.5 and Inflection-1.
    • It was only outdone by bots that have access to more data.

Early Access to Grok

If you’re in the U.S., you can sign up and maybe get a chance to test it. And when you do, you can tell the Grōk team what you think so they can make it even cooler. Just so you know, this is just the start—they’ve got a bunch of new stuff they’re going to add to Grōk later on. Grōk is shaping up to be an interesting and unique addition to the AI chatbot market!

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