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Elon Musk’s xAI’schatbotGrok AI will be accessible by all X Premium users later this week

In the backdrop of escalating rivalry with OpenAI Musk confirms Grok AI chatbot will be accessible by all X premium users. He filed a court case against OpenAI for deviating from its original mission. Musk’s xAI has also open sourced Grok AI under Apache 2.0 license.

On Tuesday billionaire xAI owner Elon Musk confirmed that his company’s AI chatbot (Grok) will be made available to all X premium users later this week. The move comes in the backdrop of an escalating rivalry between Musk and his former company OpenAI. Recently, Musk filed a court case against OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman for going astray from the startup’s original goal of developing AI for the benefit of humanity.

Notably, OpenAI and its flagship offering (ChatGPT) have been in Elon’s firing line since the court case, going so far as to term the San Francisco-based startup “closed AI”. Recently, Musk’s xAI had also taken the decision to join the ranks of Mistral and Meta by open sourcing Grok AI under the Apache 2.0 licence.

What is Grok and how to use it?

As an alternative to popular chatbots on the market such asChatGPT and Gemini (formerly Bard), Musk launched Grok AI in November last year. Grokchatbot was modelled on The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (the sci-fi novel by Douglas Admas), and was touted to answer queries with a bit of humour and a “rebellious streak”. Until now, Grok has been accessible through an X Premium+ subscription, which costs users ₹13,600 per yearor ₹1,300 per month.

However, users with even an X Premium subscription that is priced at ₹6,800 per year or ₹650 per month will now be allowed to interact with the Grok AI. Nevertheless, Musk hasn’t yet confirmed if or when all X users will get to use Grok AI.

According to a TechCrunchreport, Musk’s step to offer access to Grok to all premium subscribers could be part of a plan by the billionaire to improve X’s subscriber base amidst reports of declining usage. Citing data from Sensor Tower, the report informed that X usage in the US was down 18% year-on-year in February, while it has dropped 23% since Musk took over the company.Furthermore, Elon’s conflicts with advertisers have pushed 75 of the top 100 US advertisers on X to stop spending any money on ads on the platform.

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