Musk introduces ‘Grok’: The AI bot with a sarcasm skill and X integration

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Elon Musk unveiled his latest AI tool, “Grok,” on Saturday, designed to provide real-time access to X.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 5, (Agencies): Elon Musk unveiled his latest AI tool, “Grok,” on Saturday, designed to provide real-time access to X, formerly known as Twitter. Initially, this tool will be exclusive to the top-tier subscribers of the social media platform. Musk, known for his involvement in Tesla and SpaceX, highlighted that the collaboration with X presents a significant advantage over other generative AI models.

Named after Robert Heinlein’s 1961 science fiction novel “Stranger in a Strange Land,” “Grok” signifies a deep and intuitive understanding of something. Musk humorously noted that “Grok” has a penchant for sarcasm, adding an emoji to emphasize the point.

Musk announced that once Grok exits its early beta phase, the xAI’s Grok system will become available to all X Premium+ subscribers. The social network Musk acquired a year ago recently introduced the Premium+ plan, priced at $16 per month, offering benefits like an ad-free experience.

Elon Musk founded xAI in July and assembled a team of researchers from OpenAI, Google DeepMind, Tesla, and the University of Toronto. The emergence of OpenAI’s ChatGPT triggered fierce competition among tech giants like Microsoft and Google, as well as Meta and startups like Anthropic and Stability AI. Musk, with his substantial resources, is among the few investors capable of challenging OpenAI, Google, or Meta in the AI field.

Developing AI models on a comparable scale to these industry leaders demands extensive computing power, infrastructure, and expertise. Musk’s involvement with OpenAI in 2015 was rooted in his concern that Google’s aggressive foray into the AI sector was driven by a reckless pursuit of profit. He later left OpenAI in 2018 to focus on Tesla, expressing discomfort with the company’s profit-oriented direction under CEO Sam Altman.

Musk also criticized OpenAI’s large language models, such as ChatGPT, for being overly politically correct. Grok is designed to inject humor into its responses, as demonstrated by a user’s query asking for a step-by-step guide on making cocaine. The chatbot humorously responded, “Step 1: Obtain a chemistry degree and a DEA license. Step 2: Set up a clandestine laboratory in a remote location.” The response concluded with a serious note, “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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