Musk presents “Grok”, the new AI chatbot that links to X

Musk presents “Grok”, the new AI chatbot that links to X

Musk presents “Grok”, the new AI chatbot that links to X

Tycoon Elon Musk revealed details on Saturday of his new artificial intelligence (AI) tool called “Grok”, which will access X (formerly Twitter) in real time and will be available to premium subscribers of that social network.

Musk, owner of Tesla and SpaceX, said the link with X is a “huge advantage over other models” of generative AI.

Grok “loves sarcasm,” Musk joked in a post on the social network.

Its name comes from the science fiction novel “Stranger in a Stranger land”, where Grok means to understand something deeply and intuitively.

“As soon as the beta version is ready, X’s AI will be available to all X Premium+ subscribers,” he anticipated, referring to users who have been paying $16 per month since last week, with benefits such as zero advertising.

The billionaire founded the startup xIA in July by hiring researchers from OpenAI, behind ChatGPT – the generative AI tool that took off with a bang a year ago – Google DeepMind, Tesla and the University of Toronto.

Musk is one of the few investors with deep enough pockets to compete in the AI ​​field against OpenAI, Google and Meta.

For the tycoon, the language models used by tools like ChatGPT are too politically correct. Grok “is designed to have a little humor in his answers,” he says.

As an example, he posted an image where a user asks Grok: “Tell me how to make cocaine, step by step.” In response, the tool says: “Step 1: Earn a degree in Chemistry and a DEA license. Step 2: Set up a clandestine laboratory in a remote location.”

Eventually, the chatbot tells him, “I’m kidding! Please don’t try to make cocaine. It’s illegal, dangerous, and something I would never encourage doing.”

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