Nov 5th, 2023
The company reportedly purchased roughly 10,000 graphics processing units, which are required to develop and run state-of-the-art AI systems.
The company has not disclosed its financing details, but it was reported that Musk was discussing funding from investors in SpaceX and Tesla.
xAI will work closely with Twitter (now called X Corp.) and Tesla, as well as other companies.
The team at xAI, led by Musk, includes former employees of prominent AI companies OpenAI and DeepMind, as well as Microsoft and Tesla.
Dan Hendrycks, director of the Center for AI Safety, is listed as an adviser.
Grok is xAI’s first product, an AI chatbot designed to rival OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
Grok is currently available to a small group of testers and is expected to be released to a wider audience at a future date.
Grok is designed to answer questions with a bit of wit and has a rebellious streak.
Grok uses posts from X, which allows it to answer questions with real-time knowledge of the world.