After launching xAI in July, his start-up dedicated to artificial intelligence, Elon Musk has just announced his own chatbot called Grok. Designed to compete with ChatGPT, the AI has real-time access to information from social network X.
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Elon Musk, via his start-up xAI, has just announced the launch of its own generative artificial intelligence designed to compete with ChatGPTChatGPT. Remember, however, that the billionaire signed an open letter requesting a moratorium on the development of AI earlier this year. The AI in question is called Grok, a word taken from the science fiction novel In a foreign land by Robert A. Heinlein, and which means to understand something completely.
Grok has the particularity of having access to information in real time thanks to access to TwitterTwitter). xAI also says that Grok will answer questions refused by other chatbots. According to the announcement, the AI is a beta version that has only been trained for two months, and therefore should improve over time. The large language model behind the chatbot is called Grok-1, and is said to have exceeded GPT-3.5 on some tests like GSM8k, MMLU and HumanEval. However, it would still be quite far from the scores of GPT-4 and Claude 2.
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Visibly, Elon MuskElon Musk has changed its mind on the name it initially planned to use, since earlier this year it declared its intention to develop TruthGPT, accusing its rivals of training AIs to lie. According to xAI, Grok’s personality is inspired by the book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy of Douglas AdamsDouglas Adams, and would tend to respond with humor. The example given is a question about manufacturing cocaine that includes steps like “get a degree in chemistrychemistry » and “set up a clandestine laboratory in an isolated location”.
To be able to use Grok, you will need to register on the waiting list. A list which is only open to certified users, in other words, who pay around ten euros per month for an X Premium subscription. In addition, you will need to authorize the AI to access your account on X, which allows it to see all publications visible to you, including protected accounts…
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