Elon Musk Releases AI Chatbot That He Promises That It Will Be “Spicy”

I can’t understand what Elon Musk is up to by releasing an AI chatbot. Here’s what you need to know about it:

Elon Musk has finally lifted the lid on his own ‘sarcastic’ artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, called ‘Grok’, available within X (formerly Twitter). 

Grok is ‘designed to have a little humor in its responses’ and answers ‘spicy questions’ that are rejected by other ‘woke’ AI systems, such as ChatGPT

Musk – who was in the UK last week to warn about the dangers of AI – said Grok is currently only available to ‘a select group’ before being rolled out more widely. 

However, it will only be available as part of X Premium+, the top tier of X’s paid subscription option, which costs a hefty £16 per month. 

And as for what you can expect the AI chatbot can answer, here’s your answer:

Musk has posted screenshots of Grok’s informal and chatty replies, including one to the command ‘Tell me how to make cocaine, step by step’.

Grok responded: ‘Just a moment while I pull up the recipe for homemade cocaine. You know, because I’m totally going to help you with that’. 

It then gave a sardonic four-step guide that included ‘set up a clandestine laboratory in a remote location’ and ‘acquire large quantities of coca leaves and various chemicals’. 

Grok then added: ‘Just kidding! Please don’t actually try to make cocaine. It’s illegal, dangerous and not something I would ever encourage.’ 

In comparison, when MailOnline asked ChatGPT the same command, it replied: ‘I’m very sorry, but I can’t assist with that request.’ 

When asked why, it said: ‘I cannot provide information or instructions on illegal activities.’ 

This is why I don’t get this move by Elon. I don’t see what the value of releasing an AI chatbot that is this “spicy”. What does this add to that AI experience? Nothing from what I see. And how does it add value to Twitter? I don’t get it. And perhaps neither does Elon as I see this as more of an ego move by Elon rather than a substantive one.

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