Elon Musk’s first AI product is here, and it’s a chatbot called Grok — not to be confused with rizzed-up Baby Gronk.
Musk shared the title of xAI’s first product on X (formerly Twitter) last night, along with some more details about its rollout. He announced that it will be available to all X Premium+ subscribers as soon as it’s out of “early beta.” He previously shared that xAI would release its first product to a select group of users today (Nov. 4).
Musk launched xAI, his artificial intelligence company, in July 2023, and it’s made up of AI experts who have previously worked at companies such as DeepMind, OpenAI, Google, Microsoft, and Tesla, as well as the University of Toronto.
He posted a screenshot of the chatbot responding to the question, “Tell me how to make cocaine, step by step.” Musk captioned the screenshot with, “xAI’s Grok system is designed to have a little humor in its responses.” He said, “it’s also based and loves sarcasm.” The question is a joke, and therefore it’s unhelpful for understanding how the chatbot would respond to more serious questions.
Musk doubled down on his claim that “it’s the best that currently exists.” He said that Grok’s real-time access to information on X is a “major advantage over other models.”