Elon Musk announced in a post on Sunday that his artificial intelligence startup, xAI, will launch as a stand-alone app in addition to being integrated into his social media platform, X. The billionaire added that on Friday, xAI made its first AI model, a bot by the name of Grok, available to all X Premium+ customers.
The startup, Grok, was created to provide intelligent, humorous answers to questions, and its goal is to develop AI tools that ‘assist humanity in its quest for understanding and knowledge’. “Grok has real-time access to info via the X platform, which is a massive advantage over other models,” Musk stated.
Although X and xAI are unrelated, Musk’s X is a social media company that was formerly known as Twitter. The two companies collaborate closely. Along with other businesses, xAI collaborates with Tesla, the manufacturer of electric cars.
Musk informed British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last week that he believed artificial intelligence to be “the most disruptive force in history.” At the first global AI Safety Summit in Bletchley Park, England, Elon Musk conjectured that technology will be able to “do everything” and render employment as we know it obsolete.
Musk, who has decried Big Tech’s AI initiatives as rife with censorship, introduced xAI in July, referring to it as a “maximum truth-seeking AI” that aims to outperform Microsoft’s Bing AI and Google’s Bard AI by attempting to comprehend the nature of the universe.
Elon Musk, the tech entrepreneur renowned for his groundbreaking ventures, co-founded OpenAI in 2015. This innovative organization played a pivotal role in the development of ChatGPT, a revolutionary generative AI technology that captured global attention. However, in 2018, Musk made the decision to step down from OpenAI’s board, a move that marked a strategic shift for both the company and Musk himself. Despite his departure, Musk’s influence and contributions in the field of AI continue to shape the trajectory of this cutting-edge technology, leaving a lasting impact on the industry and its future potential.