Elon Musk to take on ChatGPT with Grok AI

Elon Musk has introduced a new AI chatbot named Grok AI, created by his generative AI venture xAI. Grok AI is inspired by “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and is designed to answer a broad range of questions with wit and a rebellious nature. Unique to Grok is its access to X (formerly Twitter), allowing it to learn from content on the platform and answer questions that might be too “spicy” for other AI systems.

Despite being in a very early beta stage with only two months of training, Grok AI is reported to have outperformed several other large language models (LLMs) but still ranks behind GPT-4. The Grok-1 engine behind the chatbot is capable of various natural language processing tasks but requires human review for accuracy and cannot search the web independently.