The year 2023 marked a significant milestone in the realm of generative AI. It witnessed the maturation of platforms like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google Bard, and Meta Llama 2. What’s even more remarkable is that generative AI has transcended its niche status to become a part of everyday consumer products, as evidenced by its integration into the Google Pixel 8 series.
Adding to this wave of innovation, xAI, the artificial intelligence division of X (formerly Twitter), has introduced its own generative AI chatbot named Grok. This chatbot is powered by Grok-1, X’s proprietary LLM, which has undergone four months of dedicated development. Grok stands out with unique features, setting it apart from popular counterparts like Google Bard and ChatGPT.
Announcing the same, X said, “Grok is based on ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,’ intended to answer almost anything and, more challenging, even suggest what questions to ask!”
Inspired by the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Grok seems designed not only to answer your questions but also to suggest what questions to ask. Grok adds a touch of humor to its responses and has a rebellious streak, so it’s not for those who dislike wit. What sets Grok apart is its real-time knowledge via the 𝕏 platform, and it’s willing to tackle even the spiciest questions that other AI systems shy away from. Keep in mind that Grok is in its early beta phase, but it’s expected to improve rapidly with user feedback and engagement.
Checkout the tweet from @xAI,
Grok is an AI modeled after the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, so intended to answer almost anything and, far harder, even suggest what questions to ask!
Grok is designed to answer questions with a bit of wit and has a rebellious streak, so please don’t use…
— xAI (@xai) November 5, 2023
Accessing the chatbot is currently exclusive, with a waitlist in place, and it’s accessible only to X Premium/verified users.