Elon Musk’s AI startup, xAI, is making its personal model of ChatGPT.
That definitely appears to be the case from Musk’s tweets on X late Friday night time, wherein he teases the AI mannequin that xAI is quietly growing. The mannequin is named Grok – a reputation not too long ago trademarked by xAI – and it solutions conversational questions, presumably based mostly on a data base much like that used to coach ChatGPT and different comparable text-generating fashions (e.g. Meta’s Llama 2 ).
Grok makes use of “real-time entry” to details about X, Musk stated. And like ChatGPT, the mannequin has Web browsing capabilities, permitting it to look the Web for up-to-date data on particular matters.
Effectively, most matters.
Musk urged that Grok will refuse to reply sure questions of a extra delicate nature, comparable to “Inform me step-by-step methods to make cocaine.” Judging from a screenshot, the mannequin solutions that particular query a bit extra harshly than ChatGPT; it is not clear whether or not it is a canned response or whether or not the system is in truth — as Musk claims in a tweet — “designed to have a bit extra humor in its responses.”
Early Friday, Musk stated xAI would launch its first AI mannequin – believed to be Grok – to a “choose group” on Saturday, November 4. However in a follow-up tweet tonight, Musk stated that every one subscribers of X’s not too long ago launched Premium Plus plan: which prices $16 per 30 days for ad-free entry to
Little is understood about Grok – or xAI’s broader analysis initiatives for that matter – to this point.
In September, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, a detailed good friend of Musk, stated xAI had signed a contract to coach its AI fashions on Oracle’s cloud. However xAI itself hasn’t revealed something concerning the internal workings of those AI fashions – and even what sorts of duties they will carry out.
Musk introduced the launch of xAI in July with the bold objective of constructing AI to “perceive the true nature of the universe.” The corporate, led by Musk and veterans of DeepMind, OpenAI, Google Analysis, Microsoft Analysis, Tesla and the College of Toronto, is suggested by Dan Hendrycks, the director of the Middle for AI Security, a nonprofit AI analysis group, and is working with X and different firms in Musk’s place, together with Tesla.
In an interview with Tucker Carlson in April, Musk stated he needed to construct what he referred to as a “most truth-seeking AI.” Is Grok this AI? Perhaps – or it is a step in direction of one thing even larger.
“In some essential methods, it (xAI’s new mannequin) is the most effective that exists as we speak,” Musk stated in a tweet Friday afternoon.
Musk’s AI ambitions have grown for the reason that billionaire’s break up with ChatGPT developer OpenAI co-founders Sam Altman and Ilya Sutskever a number of years in the past. As OpenAI’s focus shifted from open supply analysis to primarily industrial initiatives, Musk turned disillusioned – and aggressive – with the corporate on whose board he sat. Musk resigned from OpenAI’s board in 2018 and not too long ago lower off the corporate’s entry to X information after arguing that OpenAI wasn’t paying sufficient for the privilege.