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. Elon Musk’s AI startup, xAI will be made available to a limited audience on Saturday, the billionaire and CEO of Tesla announced on Friday.
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 restrictions, introduced xAI in July, referring to it as a “maximum truth-seeking AI” that aims to outperform Microsoft’s Bing AI and Google’s Bard AI by attempting to comprehend the nature of the cosmos.
According to Musk, Grok has current data via the X platform, making it an important benefit over other models.
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, the manufacturer 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.
In 2015, Musk co-founded OpenAI, the company that created ChatGPT and ignited a passion for generative AI throughout the globe. Musk departed the board in 2018.