Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence company xAI has unveiled a new chatbot called Grok, which is based on the sci-fi novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and competes with chat bots ChatGPT and Google Bard.

xAI advises users not to use Grok if they lack a sense of humor. The chatbot’s creators also claim that it has an edge over other AI chatbots on the market thanks to “real-time world knowledge through the X platform.” This means that Grok learns from posts published on X (formerly Twitter).

“Grok also answers the spicy questions that most other AI systems reject,” xAI wrote in its Grok introductory post. Musk posted an example along with Grok’s response to a user query asking for step-by-step instructions on how to make cocaine. Of course, the AI ​​didn’t just come up with a recipe, it came up with a humorous answer. If you ask ChatGPT for the same, it will simply reply with a refusal.

Currently, Grok is only available to verified X users who enroll in the xAI Early Access Program. Grok is a very early beta product and has only been trained for two months. Grok’s team expects it to improve every week. Later, there are plans to offer Grok with a Premium membership to the X platform for $16 per month.

Source: Android Authority