Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence startup xAI will soon be integrated into his social media platform X and also be available as a standalone app, the business mogul said on Sunday in a post.
He also said xAI released its first AI model, a bot named Grok, after making it available to all X Premium+ subscribers late last week. Musk said he wants to create AI tools that ‘assist humanity in its quest for understanding and knowledge’ and that Grok has been designed to answer questions with a bit of wit.
He has criticized Big Tech’s AI efforts as ridden with censorship, and in July launched xAI, calling it a “maximum truth-seeking AI” that tries to understand the nature of the universe to rival Google’s (GOOGL.O) Bard and Microsoft’s (MSFT.O) Bing AI.
Regarding Grok, Musk said he has real-time access to info via the X platform, which is a massive advantage over other models.
X, the social media firm formerly known as Twitter which Musk owns, is separate from xAI, but the companies work closely together.