Elon Musk announced in a post on Sunday that his artificial intelligence business, xAI, will launch as a stand-alone app in addition to being integrated into his social networking 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+ subscriber.
The firm, Grok, was created to provide intelligent, humorous answers to queries, and its goal is to develop AI tools that ‘help humanity in its search for understanding and knowledge’.
Musk, who has decried Big Tech’s AI initiatives as rife with restrictions, 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 cosmos.
“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 originally known as Twitter. The two firms 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.” The “do everything” capabilities of technology will render jobs as we know them obsolete. At the inaugural global AI Safety Summit held at Bletchley Park, England, Musk made some conjectures.
Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015, the business that developed ChatGPT and sparked a global fervor for generative AI technology. In 2018, Musk left the board.