Alright, so there’s some wild stuff happening with this xAI thing. Apparently there’s some controversy about Musk’s generative AI-based chatbot, Grok. People are thinking it might have been trained on OpenAI code, which is not sitting well with some folks. Now, the history between OpenAI, Sam Altman, and Musk is not exactly smooth sailing. Musk was a co-founder of OpenAI but left the company after his appeal to take over the AI startup was rejected by other co-founders, including current CEO Sam Altman.
In the latest deal, Grok AI straight up refused to answer someone’s question, citing OpenAI’s use case policy, which is a move straight out of ChatGPT’s playbook. User Jax Winterbourne is saying that xAI might be using the OpenAI codebase to train the Grok chatbot.
But hold up, there’s a guy named Igor Babuschkin claiming that the reason Grok messed up is because it accidentally picked up some ChatGPT outputs while training. According to this dude, “The web is full of ChatGPT outputs, so we accidentally picked up some of them when we trained Grok on a large amount of web data…”
And get this, Grok AI has started rolling out to X Premium Plus subscribers in the US. It’s getting real, folks. They’re saying access to Grok is now rolling out to Premium subscribers in the US over the next week, and it’s causing quite a stir. So yeah, this whole xAI and Grok thing is becoming a hot topic.