Elon Musk’s Grok AI: The New AI Model from XAI
Elon Musk recently announced the launch of a new large language generative AI model named Grok. This model, inspired by “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” is designed to answer a wide range of questions with a unique sense of humor. Grok is integrated within X (formerly known as Twitter) and boasts real-time knowledge of the world, enabling it to tackle even the most “spicy questions” that other AI models typically avoid.
What is Grok AI? Grok AI is a product of xAI and is powered by the Grok-1 Large Language Model (LLM). Developed over four months, Grok-1 is the successor to the prototype Grok-0, which was trained with 33 billion parameters. This makes it comparable to Meta’s LLaMA 2, which supports 70 billion parameters.
Grok’s Capabilities In benchmark tests, Grok-1 has shown impressive results. It achieved 63.2% on the HumanEval coding task and 73% on MMLU. While it may not yet match the capabilities of GPT-4, Grok-1 has shown significant improvements over its predecessor, Grok-0. On various benchmarks like GSM8k, MMLU, HumanEval, and MATH, Grok-1 has outperformed GPT-3.5 and LLaMa 2 in some areas, though it still trails behind Palm 2, Claude 2, and GPT-4.
Unique Features of Grok One of the distinguishing features of Grok is its access to the internet, providing it with real-time information. This allows Grok to generate responses based on the latest data, though it also raises concerns about the potential generation of false or contradictory information. To address these issues, xAI is focusing on human feedback, contextual understanding, multimodal capabilities, and adversarial robustness in future models.
Availability and Pricing Currently, Grok is available to a limited number of users in the US. It will soon be accessible to X Premium+ subscribers at a cost of Rs 1,300 per month when subscribed from a desktop.
Conclusion Grok-1 represents a significant step forward in the field of generative AI. Its ability to process and respond to real-time information sets it apart from other models. As it continues to evolve, Grok has the potential to become an even more powerful tool for understanding and interacting with the world around us.