Elon Musk’s AI venture, xAI, has launched its first AI chatbot named Grok.
Grok is currently in its early beta phase of training and is only available to a select group of users.
Musk is positioning xAI to compete with companies like OpenAI, Inflection, and Anthropic.
Grok is designed to provide witty and rebellious responses to “spicy questions.”
Grok has access to data from X, which gives it an advantage over other AI bots.
xAI acknowledges that Grok can still generate false or contradictory information.
Grok has shown promising performance in initial tests, surpassing other models in its compute class.
Eventually, Grok will be a feature of X Premium+, which costs $16 per month.
xAI’s mission is to create AI for people of all backgrounds and political views.
Grok is a means of testing xAI’s AI approach “in public.”