On X Premium Plus, Grok costs $16 per month. However, it is currently only available to a small number of customers in the United States.
Elon Musk and his artificial intelligence (AI) business xAI have released "Grok" - an AI chatbot that allegedly outperforms OpenAI's first edition of ChatGPT in various academic exams.
The goal of Grok is to create AI tools that can help humanity by empowering research and innovation, Musk and xAI Explained in a Nov. 5 X (formerly Twitter) post.
According to Musk and the xAI team, Grok has a "unique and fundamental advantage" in that it has real-time information of the environment via the X platform.
"It will also answer spicy questions that aren't accepted by many other AI systems," Musk and xAI co-founders noted. "Grok is designed for answering questions with a bit of wit and has a rebel streak, so please don't use it if you hate humor!"
According to data supplied by xAI, the engine powering Grok — Grok-1 — was examined in numerous academic assessments in mathematics and coding, outperforming ChatGPT-3.5 in all tests.
It did not, however, outperform OpenAI's most advanced version, GPT-4, in any of the tests.
"It is only surpassed by models trained with significantly more training data and compute resources, such as GPT-4," Musk and xAI noted."This highlights the rapid growth we are making at xAI in training LLMs with exceptional efficiency."
Grok will be available on X Premium Plus for $16 per month, according to the AI firm. However, it is currently only available to a small number of customers in the United States.
Grok is currently a "very early beta product," but it should improve dramatically over the next week, according to xAI.
The xAI team also stated that extra safeguards will be put in place over time to ensure that Grok is not exploited maliciously.
"We believe that AI holds enormous opportunities to offer significant scientific and financial benefits to the group, so we will be working towards building reliable protections against devastating forms of malicious use."
"We trust in doing everything possible to ensure that AI stays a force for good," the organization said.
Grok's launch comes eight months after Musk started the AI startup in March.
Elon Musk's introduction of the AI chatbot 'Grok' and his bold claim that it outperforms ChatGPT has sparked excitement and curiosity within the AI community. As the tech world eagerly anticipates a showdown between these two AI giants, the future holds the promise of remarkable advancements in artificial intelligence, pushing the boundaries of what chatbots can achieve. It remains to be seen whether Grok can live up to Musk's claim and redefine the landscape of AI-powered conversations.