xAI’s ‘Grok’ chatbot will be available to X Premium+ subscribers only

Elon Musk’s new AI company, xAI, will release its chatbot to subscribers of X’s $16 per month Premium+ plan once it exits beta. The system, called Grok, is positioned to be a competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT and started rolling out to a select group of users this weekend.

Musk shared a few screenshots of the conversational AI on X, and confirmed its responses will unfortunately be laden with Musk-type humor. The CEO also further touted its capabilities compared to the competition, tweeting, “Grok has real-time access to info via the X platform, which is a massive advantage over other models.” There’s no public timeline yet for when it will be out of beta, but Musk said it “will be available to all X Premium+ subscribers” when it is.

The comments coincide with the timing of the first developer conference from rival company OpenAI — which Musk co-founded and remained on the board for until 2018 — on November 6. OpenAI’s ChatGPT costs $20 per month to use.

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