Elon Musk says his new AI chatbot has 'A Little Humour'

Elon Musk says his new AI chatbot has 'a little humour'

Grok, an AI chatbot that Elon Musk introduced on his social media platform X (formerly Twitter), is currently only accessible to a limited number of users.


Before its release, he wrote on X, "In some important respects, it is the best that currently exists."


Mr. Musk boasted that Grok would respond to inquiries with "a little humour" and "loves sarcasm".


Early indications, though, indicate that it has issues similar to those of other artificial intelligence tools.


Specific questions are declined by other models, such as those that offer criminal advice. However, according to Mr. Musk, Grok would respond to "spicy questions that are rejected by most other AI systems".


When Mr. Musk posted a demonstration of the new tool, Grok was asked to provide a detailed recipe for producing cocaine.


With a "just a moment while I pull up the recipe... because I'm totally going to help you with that" response, it gave a list of suggestions that were sarcastic and general rather than helpful. It ended by advising against pursuing the idea.


In a gleeful tone, it alluded to the trial of cryptocurrency entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried. Still, it stated incorrectly that the jury returned a guilty verdict in less than five hours, not eight.


Grok and other generative AI tools have drawn a lot of flak for having apparent mistakes in their writing style despite seeming incredibly realistic.


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In July, the Grok xAI team was established, utilizing expertise from various AI research companies. Although it is a different business, it is strongly associated with Tesla, an electric vehicle company, and Mr. Musk's other ventures, X.


Mr. Musk stated earlier this year that he aimed to create "a maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe" with his AI.


While more recent answers are available for paying customers with other AI tools, Mr Musk claimed that one of Grok's primary advantages over some of its competitors' launch versions was its access to up-to-date information from the X platform.

Grok is now available to X subscribers willing to pay, but it is currently in test or "beta" format. The chatbot will be "built into the X app and be available as a standalone app," according to a statement made by Elon Musk late on Sunday.


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During the AI summit held in the UK last week, Mr. Musk acknowledged that there were risks related to the advancement of AI.

However, he has also consistently supported the technology. He was a co-founder of OpenAI, the company that produced ChatGPT, the first AI tool that was made publicly accessible in the previous year. With its investment in OpenAI, Microsoft can offer the tool on its platform.


Subsequently, Google introduced Bard, a competing artificial intelligence (AI) model, while Meta introduced Llama. The tools produce text responses that seem to have been written by a human using information already consumed.


Science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein first used the term "grok" in his 1961 book Stranger in a Strange Land. To truly empathize with others was to engage in "grokking" in it.


X AI, however, claimed that Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which began as a BBC radio series in the 1980s before being reimagined in print and motion pictures, served as the inspiration for Grok.


X AI claimed Grok "intended to answer almost anything and, far harder, even suggest what questions to ask".


"Very early beta product-the best we could do with two months of training" was how the statement continued to describe Grok.