Grok, a self-alleged ChatGPT’s killer has beed recently rolled out to X Premium Plus patrons in the USA, where “Premium Plus” refers to X’s $16 a month ad-free access to the platform. Veteran members will be given priority access to Grok, according to X.
Musk has previously mentioned Grok having “a bit of wit” and “a rebellious spirit” — as well as a readiness to answer hot topics that most other AIs refuse.
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When told to “be vulgar,” Grok will gladly accept, spouting expletives and colourful words that neither Bard nor ChatGPT would. X plays up the countercultural image, providing a “roast” suggestion on the Grok home page. So, when accepted, Grok will brutally roast a user according to their recent X post activity.
Lots of users highlighted that Grok seems to have its own personality and vibe, being more intelligent and fast than other LLLs.
It is also stated that Grok is able to respond to inquiries in a conversational manner, using a knowledge base comparable to that used to train the AI models that power ChatGPT and Google’s Bard. It can be found in the X side menu on the web, iOS, and Android, and it can also be placed to the bottom menu in X’s mobile applications for easier access.
Grok is powered by Grok-1, a generative model taught on information gathered from the web (up to the third quarter 2023) and input received from real life assistants. Grok, unlike other chatbots, can combine real-time data from X postings into its answers, allowing it to react to inquiries with — in fact — up-to-date information.
The ability to access X data in real time looks to be a true benefit — Grok’s ace up its sleeve. However, it still can’t work with pictures and videos, though it is just a temporary problem.