Elon Musk announced in a post on Sunday that his artificial intelligence business, xAI, will launch as a stand-alone app in addition to being integrated into his social networking platform, X.
The billionaire added that on Friday, xAI made its first AI model, a bot by the name of Grok, available to all X Premium+ customers.
The firm, Grok, was created to provide intelligent, humorous answers to queries, and its goal is to develop AI tools that ‘help humanity in its search for understanding and knowledge’.
Musk, who has decried Big Tech’s AI initiatives as rife with censorship, introduced xAI in July, referring to it as a “maximum truth-seeking AI” that competes with Microsoft’s (MSFT.O) Bing AI and Google’s (GOOGL.O) Bard AI by attempting to comprehend the nature of the cosmos.
“Grok has real-time access to info via the X platform, which is a massive advantage over other models,” Musk stated.
Although X and xAI are unrelated, Musk’s X is a social media company that was originally known as Twitter. The two firms collaborate closely. Along with other businesses, xAI collaborates with Tesla (TSLA.O), the creator of electric cars.
Musk informed British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last week that he believed artificial intelligence to be “the most disruptive force in history.” At the first global AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park, England, Elon Musk conjectured that technology will be able to “do everything” and render employment as we know it obsolete.
Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015, the business that developed ChatGPT and sparked a global fervour for generative AI technology. In 2018, Musk left the board.
According to internal documents obtained by The New York Times, X, the company formerly known as Twitter, gave out stock grants to employees on Monday, revealing that it was worth roughly $19 billion, which is about 55% less than the $44 billion Elon Musk paid to acquire the company a year ago. This information was disclosed the previous month.
Just over a year ago, Musk purchased Twitter for $54.20 per share. Since then, the software billionaire claims he overpaid for the social media platform. In an email sent to employees in March, he expressed his belief that the company was valued at $20 billion, referring to it as “an inverse startup.”