Elon Musk’s AI startup, xAI, has introduced a chatbot named Grok, anticipated to present a significant challenge to ChatGPT. Over the recent days, Mr. Musk has been sharing updates about Grok on his social media platform, X, formerly known as Twitter.
ChatGPT and Grok possess distinct features that set them apart. Here are five key differences between the two chatbots:
1. Data Sources: ChatGPT, created by OpenAI, relies on a diverse dataset encompassing Common Crawl, web content, books, and Wikipedia. In contrast, Grok is trained using real-time data sourced from the X platform, giving it a unique advantage in terms of freshness and relevance.
2. Ownership: Grok is a product of Elon Musk and a team of experts at the AI venture ‘xAI.’ Conversely, ChatGPT is the creation of OpenAI, an AI research organization. The differing ownership structures influence the development and trajectory of these AI systems.
3. Market Availability: ChatGPT was publicly launched in November 2022, providing its extensive capabilities to a broad user base. Grok, however, is currently in its beta phase and accessible to a limited user base in the United States. Elon Musk stated, “Once it’s out of early beta, xAI’s Grok system will be available to all X Premium+ subscribers.”
4. Pricing: ChatGPT offers users a free basic version with limited real-time data updates and a premium version priced at $20 per month, offering real-time information access. On the contrary, Grok will be available to X’s premium+ users at a lower monthly cost of $16, potentially making it a more cost-effective choice.
5. Communication Style: Grok is designed to respond to queries with a witty and somewhat rebellious tone, setting it apart from ChatGPT’s communication style. This stylistic difference aims to provide a distinct user experience, catering to various communication preferences.
In addition to delivering clever and rebellious responses, Mr. Musk emphasized that Grok is crafted to inject a sense of humor into its interactions.