We were just talking last Friday about how Elon Musk wanted to showcase his new artificial intelligence to the world. The thing is, no one thought that this AI would result in a conversational chatbot that would compete with ChatGPT.
For those wondering what Grok is, this is how the official website describes it: “Grok-1 is intended to be used as the Grok engine in natural language processing tasks such as question answering, information retrieval, creative writing, and coding assistance.”
As you can see, its functionality is exactly the same as ChatGPT. The only difference is that Elon Musk says his version will be sarcastic, filled with humor, and much more modern.
That’s Grok, the AI that arrives to compete in a saturated market
Elon Musk’s new AI company, xAI, will launch its chatbot to subscribers of the $16 per month Premium+ plan from X once it exits the beta phase. The system, called Grok, positions itself as a competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT and has started rolling out to a select group of users this weekend.
Musk shared some screenshots of the conversational AI on X, confirming that its responses, unfortunately, will be loaded with Musk-style humor.
The CEO also highlighted his capabilities compared to the competition, tweeting: “Grok has real-time access to information through the X platform, which gives it a huge advantage over other models.”
The date for when it will exit the beta phase has not been announced yet, but Musk has stated that it “will be available to all X Premium+ subscribers” when it does.
These announcements align with the date of the first developer conference of rival company OpenAI (of which Musk was a co-founder and part of the board until 2018), on November 6th. OpenAI’s ChatGPT costs $20 per month to use, so it’s a good start.