Elon Musk’s AI startup xAI has announced the launch of its standalone app and AI bot Grok on the social media platform X. Musk revealed that the first AI model by xAI, named Grok, was made available to all X Premium+ subscribers on Friday. The aim of xAI is to develop AI tools that assist humanity in its pursuit of understanding and knowledge. Grok has been specifically designed to provide witty responses to users’ questions.
Musk, who has been critical of Big Tech’s AI efforts due to censorship concerns, launched xAI in July. He referred to it as a maximum truth-seeking AI that aims to comprehend the nature of the universe, competing with Google’s Bard and Microsoft’s Bing AI.
One advantage of Grok is its real-time access to information via the X platform. Although X is a separate social media company owned by Musk, it works closely with xAI. In addition to X, xAI also collaborates with Tesla, Musk’s electric car manufacturer, and other companies.
Last week, Musk expressed to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak that he considers AI to be the most disruptive force in history. Musk speculated at the first global AI Safety Summit in Bletchley Park, England that AI technology will be capable of replacing human employment and revolutionizing various industries.
Elon Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015, the company responsible for ChatGPT. ChatGPT has garnered significant attention worldwide for its generative AI technology. However, Musk stepped down from the OpenAI board in 2018.
Overall, xAI’s launch of its standalone app and AI bot Grok on the social media platform X showcases Musk’s commitment to advancing AI technology and promoting a better understanding of the universe. With Grok’s real-time access to information, xAI aims to provide users with intelligent and witty responses to their queries.