Musk expressed confidence in Grok, claiming that it excels in various aspects and has a penchant for sarcasm, adding a touch of humor to its responses.
However, early feedback indicates that Grok shares some of the common issues encountered by other AI tools. While some models refuse to respond to certain questions or provide inappropriate advice, Musk asserted that Grok would engage with “spicy questions” that most other AI systems reject.
During a demonstration, Musk asked Grok for a step-by-step guide on how to make cocaine, to which Grok humorously responded before warning against pursuing such a request.
Grok, like other generative AI tools, has faced criticism for occasionally including basic errors in its responses while maintaining a highly convincing writing style.
The Grok xAI team, launched in July, includes talent from various AI research firms and is a separate entity closely associated with Musk’s other ventures, including X and Tesla.
Musk has previously expressed his vision for AI, aiming for a “maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe.”
One notable advantage of Grok is its access to up-to-date information from the X platform, setting it apart from initial versions of some rival AI tools.
Currently in beta testing, Grok will later be made available to paying subscribers of X and will be integrated into the X app while also being offered as a standalone app.