AI: what is Grok, the generative artificial intelligence launched by Elon Musk?

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Elon Musk gave details about the first model ofartificial intelligence generator of your Start-up xAI, called “Grok”who has access X (ex-Twitter) in real time and will be offered first to subscribers of the platform’s most expensive plan.

“Grok has real-time access to information via X, which gives it a big advantage over other models,” said Tesla, SpaceX leader,

The model “loves sarcasm. I wonder who could have guided it that way,” he added with laughing emoticons.

Grok will be available to Premium+ subscribers on X

In English, “grok” is a slang term that means “to understand deeply and intuitively”.

It appeared in “Stranger in a Strange Land”, a science fiction novel by Robert Heinlein published in 1961. It is a Martian word that indicates complete understanding of something, through the ability to sympathize with someone to the point of blending into their experience.

“Once released in beta (test, editor’s note), xAI Grok will be available to everyone Premium+ subscribers about Elon Musk.

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The social network it bought a year ago launched this new plan for $16 per month last week, for users who want more privileges (no ads, valuable messages, etc.).

An AI designed “to have a little humor in its responses”

The billionaire formalized the creation of xAI in early July, after recruiting former computer scientists from OpenAI, Google, Microsoft and Tesla.

Since the launch of the famous generative artificial intelligence interface GPT Chat (OpenAI), for almost a year now, this technology has been the target of fierce competition between the sector’s giants, mainly Microsoft and Googlebut also Meta (Facebook) and start-ups like Anthropic or Stability AI.

Grok “is designed to have a little humor in its responses,” Musk said, along with a screenshot of the interface, where a user asked “Tell me how to make cocaine, step by step.”

“Yes, of course! Just a moment while I find the recipe for homemade cocaine”, responds the computer program, before giving advice such as “setting up a clandestine laboratory” and then concluding “Just kidding! (…) Making cocaine is illegal and dangerous.”

” FINALLY!!! The answer to this monstrosity that is WokeGPT!! » reacted a user, in reference to ChatGPT, which Elon Musk considers too “woke” (activism that aims in particular to defend minorities).

“Yes”, replied the businessman.

Source: © 2023 AFP

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